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PPP: Obama gets post-election bump, GOP decline


The number of voters identifying themselves as Democrats has bumped up five points since the November election, and the number ID’g as Republicans has fallen by a similar amount.

This is a finding from a recent national poll by Public Policy Polling to survey voter attitudes in the wake of President Obama’s re-election on Nov. 6.

The party ID split in PPP’s final pre-election poll was 39 percent Democrat/37 percent Republican. The numbers released this week have the split at 44 percent Democrat/32 percent Republican.

Other findings from the poll:

– President Obama saw a modest gain in overall favorability. Fifty percent of voters approve of his job performance, with 47 percent disapproving, a net 4 percent gain from the 48 percent favorable/49 percent unfavorable split pre-election.

– Self-styled anti-tax hero Grover Norquist is largely unknown nationally, and among those who know of the founder of Americans for Tax Reform and the famous no-tax pledge, he is not well-liked. Only 15 percent of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of him to 37 percent with a negative one, with 48 percent not holding an opinion one way or the other. Only 23 percent of voters think it’s important for politicians to follow Norquist’s tax pledge to 39 percent who think it’s not important and 38 percent who don’t have an opinion.

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