The number of Americans who are willing to admit to being Republicans has just taken a steep nosedive into historic low numbers. Gallup today is reporting that over the course of 2013, the average of all their polling found just 25 percent of Americans now identify as Republican, which is the lowest since Gallup “began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago.” By comparison, 31 percent identify as Democrat, and a startling 42 percent now identify as independent.
But it gets worse for the GOP.
During the last quarter of 2013, Gallup found that a mere 22 percent of those polled were willing to admit to being Republican. That’s little more than one in five Americans. Meanwhile, 29 percent said they were Democrats and 46 percent labeled themselves independent of either party.