A new Gallup poll revealed that pride in being American is on the decline among those in the Democrat Party.
Democratic pride is down 11 percentage points from a year ago with 67 percent claiming to be “extremely” or “very” proud to be Americans, while the percentages of Republicans (92%) and Independents (73%) remained relatively constant.
The Democratic number is the lowest recorded by Gallup since the organization began asking the question in January 2001. The previous low was recorded in January 2007 when 74 percent of Democrats said they were proud to be Americans.
Joining the 67 percent of Democrats who are extremely or very proud to be Americans in 2017 is another 18 percent who said that they are “moderately” proud and 9 percent who say they are “only a little proud.” Five percent claim to be “not at all proud.”
Gallup contends that “The decline in Democratic pride this year most likely stems from Democrats’ negative feelings about President Donald Trump; fewer than 10% of Democrats approve of the job Trump is doing.”
Conversely, Republicans’ pride remains high with the survey finding that 92 say they are extremely or very proud to be Americans, and 73 percent of independents claiming the same.
Gallup notes that the current 25-point gap in patriotic sentiment between Republicans and Democrats is the highest they have recorded.
Overall, 75 percent of U.S. adults assert that they are extremely or very proud to be Americans.
Gallup conducted the poll of 1,526 adults from March 9 to 29, and cites a 3-percentage-point margin of error.
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