Friday, 24 November, 2017

GOP Voters Think Media Is Bigger Threat Than White Supremacists — Fox Poll

Trump and McConnell Trump and McConnell locked in a cold war
Christy Curtis | 02 September, 2017, 01:48

About Trump's Springfield appearance, Allman said "if you're a Republican and you avoid being there we're taking your name".

I wouldn't be the first to argue that those voters stuck by Trump because of rank partisanship, distaste for Hillary Clinton and emphasizing other priorities.

A new Fox News poll finds that about half (49 percent) of American voters say tax reform is important to pass this year, but almost eight in 10 (78 percent) don't think it will happen. "And I am fully committed to working with Congress to get this job done", Trump said to the cheering crowd.

A broad 58% of people who disapprove of Trump's job performance said there's nothing they like about what he's doing, named specific things they didn't like instead, or, getting a little snarky, said they liked that his presidency has been ineffective so far.

These vile accusations were factored into the decisions made by the voters in formerly blue states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania, who voted overwhelmingly for President Trump. Twenty-two percent (22%) believe most GOP senators are more likely to agree with their Democratic peers, while 16% are not sure. About 1 in 5 (19 percent) say they don't like it, and a plurality of 46 percent say they have "mixed feelings".

The new Fox News poll, published Wednesday, showed that just 35 percent of respondents said they are happy with the country's direction, a low it hadn't recorded since 2013, when President Barack Obama's poll numbers fell amid a government shutdown and a rocky rollout of the Affordable Health Care Act.Sixty-four percent of respondents in the Fox News poll said they were dissatisfied with America's trajectory. Only 33 percent of respondents said that Trump was drawing the country together while 56 percent said he was tearing the country apart, with 11 percent uncertain about his impact on national cohesion.

According to the most recent Fox News Poll, the results aren't too different.

Trump is an embarrassment for someone representing the party of Lincoln, and a disgrace to the legacy of Republican leaders such as Ronald Reagan and Bob Dole, who in their time condemned the types of groups we saw in Charlottesville. Maybe Trump would have even done it from the Reagan ranch in Santa Barbara, just like the Gipper himself.

By September, it was down to 23 percent.

Nevertheless, unlike Democrats, independents and most every other segment of the electorate, Republicans simply don't see Trump's views and performance on race negatively - or maybe they refuse to confess that they see it that way because they don't want to part ways with him.

Those voters followed through and supported him, and most will say they approve of him today when given a binary option.

Five of the group's 12 members voted for Trump, and each one of them expressed concerns about his failure to dislodge D.C. gridlock and communicate a positive message. And this new poll shows a strong majority of the GOP base has at least some significant reservations.

Other members of Trump's team drew similarly bad assessments.

Before President Donald Trump launched his latest call for major tax cuts, he took a moment to offer support to Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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