by Madeleine Hubbard
For the first time in more than three decades, a higher percentage of Americans are identifying as Republicans or saying that they are GOP-leaning than those who are saying they are Democrats or leaning toward the Democratic Party, according to a new poll.
While 44% of Americans say they are Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents, 45% of Americans said they lean toward the GOP, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.
Since 1992, with the exception of three years where both parties were tied, more Americans have said they align with Democrats than Republicans until the latest survey. The last time more people said they lean toward the GOP over the Democratic Party was in 1991 at 48% to 44%.
The poll of 10,736 U.S. adults was conducted in 2022 from January through December with a margin of error of 1%.
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Madeleine Hubbard joined Just the News as a fast file reporter after working as an editor at Breitbart News. Hubbard previously served as the special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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