Over Half Americans Think Democratic Party Stands for Nothing but Opposing Trump
- Author: Marlene Weaver Jul 20, 2017,
Jul 20, 2017, 0:50
The survey also showed that more Republicans said they plan to vote in the next election.
For Trump's policy issues, 75 percent of those polled said they support Trump's pledge to bargain with global companies to keep jobs in the United States; 68 percent support his willingness to take action against North Korean nuclear development; 66 percent support his use of military force to respond to Syria's use of chemical weapons; and 53 percent back his travel ban targeting six majority-Muslim countries.
Contrasting the poll's numbers on the levels of registered voter support for Democrats and Republicans, the split is quite close to Trump's own approval and disapproval ratings over the past several months.
Sixty-five percent of Republican and GOP-leaning independent voters said they will vote, compared to 57 percent of Democrat and Democrat-leaning independents.
72 percent of those who strongly approve of the president. But they can prolong the process to an excruciating degree and are doing so in many cases, giving Senate Republicans and the White House fits.
When examining everyone who took part in the poll, a staggering 52% said that they'd rather Congress be controlled by Democrats in order to act as a check on Trump's agenda.
Moreover, 51 percent of registered voters say Trump won't be a factor in their vote for Congress.
Trump has enjoyed widespread support in these counties for his willingness to negotiate with American companies on an individual basis to prevent the firms from outsourcing jobs overseas. Of the 33 seats in that chamber being contested, 25 belong to Democrats or independents who caucus with them.
The poll, conducted July 10-13, had a random national sample of 1,001 adults who were surveyed over both cellular and landline phones.