The majority of Americans believe the Democratic Party cares more about the middle class than the Republican Party, according to a new poll.
The Pew Research Center poll, conducted between June 8-18, found that 57 percent of those polled say Democrats care about the middle class, compared to 42 percent who said Republicans do.
Additionally, 54 percent of believe Republicans are seen as “too extreme,” compared to 45 percent who feel their political counterparts are.
According to the survey, President Trump is struggling to gain favorability with those polled. Thirty-nine percent approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, and 55 percent disapprove.
Trump’s approval rating, though, is three percentage points higher than that recorded by a CBS poll released Tuesday.
CBS found just 36 percent of those polled last week approved of the job Trump is doing, a drop of five points since the survey was last taken in April.
According to Pew, public perception of the political parties hasn’t changed much since April — 54 percent of people have an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party, and half have an unfavorable opinion of Democrats.
Pew surveyed more than 2,000 adults over a 10-day span.