Sixty-seven percent of Americans say the Democratic Party is out of touch with their concerns — that’s more than those who think the Republican Party or President Trump are out of touch with most Americans’ concerns, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.
The national poll found that 62 percent of respondents feel the Republican Party is out of touch with most Americans’ concerns, while 58 percent view President Trump as out of touch.
ABC News notes that in March 2014, 48 percent said the Democrats were out of touch with most Americans’ concerns. Three years later, 67 percent of Americans feel that way about the Democratic Party — a 19 percent increase.
“The biggest change has occurred chiefly among the party’s own typical loyalists, with ‘out of touch’ ratings up 33 points among liberals, 30 points among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents and 26 points among moderates and nonwhites alike,” ABC News reports.
The poll, which focuses on Trump’s first 100 days in office, found that the president has an approval rating of 42 percent, which ABC News notes is the lowest rating at this point since 1945. Fifty-three percent disapprove of the president’s performance.
Despite this, the poll also indicates that very few of Trump’s supporters regret voting for him. Ninety-six percent say it was the right decision, and only 2 percent regret supporting Trump.
The average approval rating for past presidents in the first 100 days is 69-19 percent, ABC News notes.