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2021 Saw the Largest Political Shift in Party Identification Since 1991 According to Gallup


The political outlook in 2022 is looking increasingly grim for democrats.

On the other side of the aisle, republicans have reason for optimism.

According to Gallup, there was a major shift in party identification last year in favor of republicans.

Gallup claims to have observed “a dramatic shift over the course of 2021, from a nine-percentage-point Democratic advantage in the first quarter to a rare five-point Republican edge in the fourth quarter.”

This paints a clear picture that Americans will observe a massive red wave by this year’s midterm elections.

Republicans went from a 9 point deficit in party identification at the beginning of 2021, to a 5 point lead at the end of the year.

It looks like Joe Biden has tanked the democrat party in one year’s time.

Newsmax has more on the historic implications of this poll:

Americans’ political party preference during 2021 shifted from Democrat to Republican in the largest move since Gallup began regularly measuring party identification and leaning in 1991.

Democrats went from a nine-percentage-point advantage in the first quarter of 2021 to a rare five-point deficit to the GOP in the fourth quarter, Gallup said Monday.

A total of 49% of Americans considered themselves Democrat in last year’s first quarter, but that fell to 42% in the final quarter. Survey respondents identifying as Republican increased from 40% to 47% during the same period.

Fox News with more on the significance of the poll:

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Republicans held a 47-42 lead in voter identification at the end of 2021, according to a Gallup Poll released Monday, a dramatic shift from the beginning of the year, when Democrats held a 49-40 edge in the metric.

A lead in voter preference by Republicans has been a rarity since Gallup first began posing the question to voters in 1991. The last GOP lead of this size, at the beginning of 1995, was shortly after the GOP regained control of the House for the first time in decades. Republicans are looking to repeat the accomplishment in 2022.


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