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Gallup: Fewer Democrats Say They Are Proud to Be American

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By    |   Tuesday, 04 Apr 2017 09:40 AM

Ninety-two percent of Republicans say they are "extremely" or "very" proud to be Americans, while 67 percent of Democrats feel the same way, a new Gallup poll reveals.

"The percentage of Democrats saying they are proud is the lowest Gallup has measured to date, falling below the previous low of 74 percent recorded in January 2007," Gallup officials say in their poll report.

"That survey was conducted when Republican President George W. Bush had a 36 percent job approval rating and just after he announced a "surge" in U.S. troops to Iraq to attempt to turn around U.S. fortunes in the increasingly unpopular war.

"Trump is likely the major factor behind Democrats' diminished patriotism. Democrats held highly negative opinions of Trump throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, and their views are no better now that he is commander in chief.

"Historically, Democrats' patriotism appears to have been susceptible to considerations such as which party occupies the White House and how the U.S. is faring internationally, while Republicans' patriotism has been more consistent over time. Therefore, for U.S. pride to bounce back to where it has been in the past, renewed feelings of patriotism among Democrats will be necessary."

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Ninety-two percent of Republicans say they are "extremely" or "very" proud to be Americans, while 67 percent of Democrats feel the same way, a new Gallup poll reveals.
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