Most voters say Trump is 'tearing United States apart'
- Author: Jon Douglas Sep 02, 2017,
Sep 02, 2017, 0:21
We also have a guy who maintains the loyalty of his base despite major flaws that this base readily acknowledges. Bryan Logan of Business Insider said that Trump targeted both senators from Arizona, specifically Senator Jeff Flake, and said he was "weak on borders [and] weak on crime".
A separate survey, conducted on Pew Research Center's nationally representative American Trends Panel, finds stark divisions between those who approve and those who disapprove of Trump's job performance in their impressions of the president.
Hawley has so far declined to comment on Danforth's admonishment of Trump.
While the poll found that voters are generally supportive of how the president is handling the economy and terrorism, there was one rather negative finding for Trump. A record 55 percent of voters disapprove of the job he's doing as president, while 41 percent approve.
The other two pieces of the pie are where things get interesting.
The next closest descriptor Americans chose was "bully", which 73 percent of Americans said at least somewhat describes the president.
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. Only 31 percent of Republicans said they agreed with Trump on all or almost all issues, while 30 percent agreed on few or no issues.
Respondents were similarly split on how they felt about Trump's response to the Charlottesville protests, with 72 percent of Republicans approving of the president's response and 91 percent of Democrats disapproving.
Fewer voters, about one-third, assign the clearly positive terms "competent" (35 percent), "strong leader" (35 percent), and "problem solver" (32 percent). Trump has described "Fox & Friends", a morning show on Fox News, as the most "fair" news program.
This ambivalence also showed up during the campaign.
Just hours before Trump traveled to Missouri to build momentum for a Republican legislative tax reform effort, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned that his party intends to fight with Republicans over tax-reform legislation.
By September, it was down to 23 percent. Second, it is incumbent upon the GOP to work with the president to keep their promises to the people who elected them. All the anguished and disapproving tweets in the world don't matter when Republicans are still cynically and selfishly trying to use this unfolding disaster as cover to revive the same discredited economic policies they've been pushing for decades. August was supposed to be the month when President Trump signed an enormous tax cut, just like Ronald Reagan did in 1981.
Whether he's calling Nazis "fine people", doubling down on nativism by pardoning a xenophobic ex-sheriff, taking a whack at transgender people for the amusement of his rubes or badly lying his way through yet another damning revelation about his Russian connections, Trump has been receiving unprecedented criticism from prominent Republicans.
A survey published Tuesday revealed potential unease among Republican voters about the way that President Donald Trump has governed and behaved during his first seven months in office.