Major political party identification U.S. 2000-2019

In the last few years, the Democratic Party has pulled ahead of the Republican party in terms of party identification, with 47 percent of survey respondents in 2019 leaning towards the Democrats, compared to 42 percent for the Republicans. Both parties stood at 45 percent in 2011.

These values include not only those surveyed who identified with a major political party, but also those who identified as independent, but have leanings towards one party over another.

Identification with major political parties in the United States from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

"Lean" values include respondents who identified as independent, but were asked the further question of which major political party they lean towards.
Values are annual averages based on multiple-day polls held during the time period.
Values not specified by the source can be found here.

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