More People Identified With Democrats Than Republicans in 2012

In 2010 and 2011 support was almost equal


More Americans identified with the Democrats than with the GOP in 2012, a new survey says.

According to a Gallup Poll released Wednesday, 47 percent of those surveyed last year identified either as Democrats or as Democratic-leaning independents, while 42 percent called themselves Republican or leaned toward the GOP. In 2010 and 2011, the parties ran neck and neck when it came to party affiliation.