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Party identification is a strong drug. No matter how ineffectual Congress becomes, there is still relatively strong support for one’s party in Congress.

Poll was run by PredictWise with Pollfish on March 30, 2017.

Congress is pretty unpopular right now, but both voters from both parties have majority support for their own party. Only 25 percent approve of Congress, which is actually less than they approve of the Democrats and Republicans that compromise Congress. This is true, because Democrats are reasonably favorable of the Democrats in Congress, 57 percent to 23 percent, and the Republicans are reasonably favorable of the Republicans in Congress, 55 percent to 27 percent. Of course, this is nothing like presidential approval, where the incumbent party voters generally approach 90 percent support for their president.

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There is a massive push for transparency in the presidential process; 67 percent support presidential candidates releasing their medical records and 72 percent their taxes. There are large majorities supporting transparency from both parties.

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On an immediate concern, Democrats support a filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch, even if it will fail.

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Full Data Here at PredictWise.com.

The PredictWise and Pollfish survey received responses from 1,200 people on March 30 through online and in-app polling methods. We do not report margin of error because we do not believe it can be accurately estimated.

Tobias Konitzer is a PhD candidate in communication at Stanford University. Find him on Twitter @KonitzerTobias.
Sam Corbett-Davies is a PhD candidate at Stanford University in computer science. Find him on Twitter @SCorbettDavies.
David Rothschild is an economist at Microsoft Research. Find him on Twitter @DavMicRot.