What party would Lincoln join today? According to a poll conducted a few days ago, Americans disagree with each other about this question:
Members of both major parties were eager to claim Lincoln, the first Republican president. Only 23 percent of those surveyed said Lincoln would be a member of the present-day Republican Party, but that included 55 percent of the Republicans surveyed, while only 7 percent of Democrats said he would be in the GOP.
Just under one-third of the total group said Lincoln would be a Democrat, while many said either he would be an independent or were unsure.