More Americans identified as a Republican than a Democrat at the end of 2021, giving the GOP the largest advantage in more than 25 years, according to a new Gallup poll.
During the first quarter of 2021, 49% of Americans identified with the Democratic Party, compared to 40% who identified with the Republican Party. However, such allegiance flipped by the end of the year – with 47% saying they were Republicans and 42% saying they were Democrats.
Overall in 2021, most Americans (42%) identified as independents, which has remained the United States' largest political affiliation for the past three decades.
The poll was released Sunday, as voters go to the polls in November to decide whether Democrats or Republicans will control the House and...