Voters in Trump Counties Support His Policies, Not His Style

Jul 20, 2017, 00:49
Voters in Trump Counties Support His Policies, Not His Style

The survey also showed that more Republicans said they plan to vote in the next election.

Trump's approval rating sank to 36 percent this month, down from 42 percent in April, but the poll indicates that slide has not yet resulted in enthusiasm for possible Democratic candidates. Historically, the party in the White House tends to lose congressional seats in midterm elections.

Counties that voted for Donald Trump may support the president's policies, but those voters are less enthusiastic about the way he uses Twitter, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll.

More news: Jaguar E-Pace unveiled in the UK

Even if Democrats can take advantage of Trump's unpopularity and the recent trouble Republicans have had in agreeing on legislation, few seats in the Senate will be available to them in 2018.

Moreover, 51 percent of registered voters say Trump won't be a factor in their vote for Congress.

When Senate Democrats in 2013 drastically weakened the ability to filibuster presidential nominees, it seemed like they were creating a glidepath for a president whose party controlled the Senate to speed through confirmations.

More news: U.S. condemns terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims

Conservatives were the most cynical, with 72% saying Democrats just stood "Against Trump". Only 24 percent supported the habit. Just over half of voters say Trump will not be a factor in their votes.

The poll was conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post from July 10-13, surveying 1,001 adults by phone, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Ahead of the 2014 midterms, registered voters said they'd cast their vote to oppose rather than support Barack Obama by a 10-point margin, and the gap against George W. Bush was 14 points in November 2006, both bigger than the scant 4-point difference today.

More news: Facebook's Messenger ads slammed

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • AP Chief Minister casts vote in presidential election

    AP Chief Minister casts vote in presidential election

    The MPs who did not cast their vote were Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, BJD's Rama Chandra Hansdah and Anbumani Ramadoss of PMK. While MPs will mark their vote on a green-coloured ballot paper, pink-coloured ballot papers will be used for MLAs.
    Manchester City sell out of favor winger

    Manchester City sell out of favor winger

    Berizzo will hope Nolito can refind the form that saw him score 39 La Liga goals in 100 appearances from 2013-2016 while he was with Celta.
    Attorney: Jailed client admits killing four missing Pennsylvania men

    Attorney: Jailed client admits killing four missing Pennsylvania men

    Once their bodies transported on the property of the parents Dinardo, they would have been burnt in a roasting pan for the pigs. DiNardo told investigators once they got to the farm, he shot Meo in the back and then shot Sturgis as he tried to run away.
  • Dominion Diamond Corp (DDC) Stock Rating Lowered by Paradigm Capital

    Dominion Diamond Corp (DDC) Stock Rating Lowered by Paradigm Capital

    This buyback authorization permits the basic materials company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock.
    USA  to admit 15000 additional temporary workers this year: DHS

    USA to admit 15000 additional temporary workers this year: DHS

    The cancellation earlier this year of a provision that had exempted returning workers from being included in that cap had worsened the shortage.
    Weekend Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Scales $117M in Heroic US Bow

    Weekend Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Scales $117M in Heroic US Bow

    The movie, boasting an early domestic total of $6.9 million, once again scored a strong per theater average, or $11,200. In Holland's case, he's bigger than James Bond and nearly all other Spider-men except Tobey Maguire's original film.
  • Jagga Jasoos Box Office Collection (Till Date) | Ranbir Kapoor & Katrina Kaif

    Jagga Jasoos Box Office Collection (Till Date) | Ranbir Kapoor & Katrina Kaif

    Earning a whopping business in initial three days, Jagga Jasoos became the 7th highest opening weekend grosser movie of the year. The duo are promoting their film in full swing but the news of some tension between the two stars keep coming.
    Tour de France wrap after stage 12

    Tour de France wrap after stage 12

    Froome's teammates rode at the front with Aru's squad just behind, but showed no interest in reducing the gap with the breakaways. If I'm doing a bike race, I always try to make it as easy as possible and save my legs as much as I can.
    Arsenal transfer target Riyad Mahrez furious with Leicester City

    Arsenal transfer target Riyad Mahrez furious with Leicester City

    Arsenal , though, lead the race to sign the Algeria interntional , with Arsene Wenger keen to revamp his squad following an underwhelming campaign in the 2016/17 season.
  • F1 bosses aim dig at Lewis Hamilton over London snub

    They said: We offered to extend the current deadlines in order to focus on everything that's great about Silverstone and F1. Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen and many more race around London as we prepare for the 2017 British GP, live on Sky Sports.
    Miami Beach area swimmer attacked by shark

    Miami Beach area swimmer attacked by shark

    In the second attempt, the man gets hold of the shark's tail but the animal turns around and bites the man's hand. The man, whose name was not released, was exiting the waters when he was bitten in both legs by a shark.
    Moeen, Broad press England advantage

    Moeen, Broad press England advantage

    The introduction of Moeen Ali came soon after and he removed Elgar via a brilliant reflex catch off a well-struck drive. Maharaj should have had Jonny Bairstow for seven, but Vernon Philander put down a straightforward chance at long-off.
popular