From NBC's Mark Murray
Earlier today, we discussed how the public's dissatisfaction with Congress is perhaps rubbing off on the Democratic Party, given the party's first net-negative rating in about a year in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.
Still, we noted that the Democrats are viewed in a more positive light than their GOP counterparts. And a new USA Today/Gallup poll backs that up -- in fact, they even have a net-positive rating in the survey.
According to the poll, 51% view the Democratic Party favorably, compared with 38% who view it unfavorably. The numbers for the GOP are essentially reversed: 38% positive, 59% negative.