Poll: Huge GOP majority backs Trump's Putin performance
Axios told you yesterday why elected Republicans go so silent so quickly when they disagree so strongly with President Trump: They fear it's political suicide to speak up. Now they have an exclusive, new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll that shows why those fears are real.
Be smart: This poll foreshadows the coming national drama. Every piece of data, and virtually every public action of elected Republican officials, shows Trump will have overwhelming and probably unbreakable party support, regardless of what Robert Mueller finds with his Russia probe.
More from the poll:
- Americans are split on whether the allegations of Russian interference are a serious issue (50%) or a distraction (47%). This breaks cleanly along party lines, with 85 percent of Republicans seeing it as a distraction and 85 percent of Democrats seeing it as a serious issue. Among Independents, 56 percent see it as a serious issue.
- More than half of Americans (55%) don't trust the Trump administration to take steps to prevent foreign interference in November's midterms.
- View the full demographic breakdown of the poll and find out the answers for more questions. CLICK HERE
- How much do you trust the Trump administration to take steps to prevent potential foreign governments' interference in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections ?
We are sorry, not sorry for altering the headline image. It is unfortunately a scenario that is becoming more realistic every day.
Republicans don’t mind if President Donald Trump shoots an American in the streets of New York, Producer Rob Reiner declared Wednesday on Twitter.
Reiner said it’s also “clear” that the Republican Party is okay with Trump giving Vladimir Putin a weapon and allowing the Russian president “to shoot as many Americans as he wants”: