41% Have Favorable Opinion of Conservatives; 35% of Liberals

Forty-one percent (41%) of voters nationwide have a favorable opinion of political conservatives. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 34% have an unfavorable opinion for a net positive rating of seven points.

The survey also found that 35% have a favorable opinion of political liberals while 42% have an unfavorable view. That leads to a net negative rating of seven points.

The gap between the two terms is much smaller among Suburban Women. Political conservatives and liberals are each viewed favorably by 33% of Suburban Women. Conservatives are viewed unfavorably by 31%, liberals by 36%.

These results are broadly similar to data collected last fall. Other research showed that many conservatives and liberals have extremely negative views of those on the other side of the ideological divide.

The new survey also tested ratings for a number of other groups and organizations. Christians had a net positive rating of 41 points (61% favorable, 20% unfavorable). They were followed by local television reporters (+33), the National Organization for Women (+28), Americans for Tax Reform (+26), Environmental Activists (+26), the Heritage Foundation (+19), the ACLU (+2), and lawyers (even).

In addition to liberals, four groups earned net negative ratings.  National political journalists came in at negative one. They were followed by Abortion Rights Activists (-2), Atheists (-14), and Members of Congress (-26).

See complete crosstab results.

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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted February 20-21, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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