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Poll: Majority Says Democratic Party Stands for Nothing Except Opposing Trump

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | July 17, 2017 | 3:22 PM EDT

Today’s Democratic Party stands for only one thing – attacking President Donald Trump – a majority of registered voters said in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll.

The poll, taken between July 10-13, asked:

“Do you think the Democratic Party currently stands for something, or just stands against Trump?”

While 54% of registered voters said the party stood for nothing except being “against Trump,” only 35% said the Democratic Party stood for “something,” and 11% had no opinion.

Thus, 60.7% of those with an opinion said the party stood only for opposing Trump.

More than a third of self-identified liberals (34%) said the Democratic Party stood for nothing but opposing Trump, while 56% felt it stood for something more. Ten percent had no opinion. Moderates favored “Against Trump” over “Something,” 49% to 41%, with 10% having no opinion.

Conservatives were the most cynical, with 72% saying Democrats just stood “Against Trump.” Only 19% of conservatives said the Democratic Party stood “For Something,” while 9% had no opinion.