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Poll Finds 70 Percent of Republicans Approve of Trumpís Handling of Russia, Even After Helsinki
Slate ^ | July 17, 2018 | Elliot Hannon

Posted on 07/17/2018 9:24:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A new tracking poll from Reuters/ Ipsos Tuesday showed that rank-and-file Republicans not only continue to support President Trump, but refuse to believe he’s doing anything wrong. The most galling number from the survey is: 71 percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s handling of Russia. That support runs counter to much of the leadership of their own party, at minimum during the Helsinki summit. The poll was put into the field following the summit, so it should pick up any quiver of movement, but there still has not been a dip in GOP support for Trump’s Putin-loving approach.

Overall, more than half of those polled (55 percent) disapproved of Trump’s handling of Russia and agree (59 percent) with U.S. intelligence findings about Russian attempts to tamper with the 2016 election. But, also worrying, is the fact that only 32 percent of Republicans believe that Russia attempted to intervene in the election. Not that Russia had a preference for or collaborated with the Trump campaign; just that it attempted to interfere. The Democratic figures, predictably, are more or less the inverse of the GOP numbers. But the Republican support is pretty astonishing given the response to Trump’s soft touch with Putin. It drew rebukes from all corners, including Republican lawmakers, Fox News hosts, and even Trump allies, like Newt Gingrich. But it still hasn’t moved the needle, according to the Reuters poll....

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: helsinki; putin; russia; trump; trumpputin
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This November should be hilarious.
1 posted on 07/17/2018 9:24:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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I'm surprise - only 70%?
2 posted on 07/17/2018 9:27:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-s1_nfs7f4 STOP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-IsingvI_I)
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I think it’s higher, there’s probably only 20% spineless jellyfish among Republicans.


3 posted on 07/17/2018 9:27:38 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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The remaining 30% are the RINOs.


4 posted on 07/17/2018 9:28:52 PM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send the media and neocons to fight Russians.


5 posted on 07/17/2018 9:30:21 PM PDT by Rebel2016
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The Left thinks we are stupid enough to fall for every weekly agitprop they throw at Trump. We aren’t as stupid as they are!!!


6 posted on 07/17/2018 9:30:35 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.a)
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Hey look, I approve of his handling of the summit, even _if_ the press conference was a train wreck. A few years ago, Democrats would have said the same thing..


7 posted on 07/17/2018 9:31:56 PM PDT by Paradox (Don't call them mainstream, there is nothing mainstream about the MSM.)
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The GOPE doesn’t get it, we love Trump and hate them!


8 posted on 07/17/2018 9:33:13 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They sure polled that fast enough, didn’t they? I guess polling in the midst of their own media meltdown is supposed to produce the most favorable numbers for the propagandists.


9 posted on 07/17/2018 9:35:57 PM PDT by Trump20162020
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Of course they do! Trump bamboozled the Dims yet again.


10 posted on 07/17/2018 9:36:30 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: originalbuckeye

The left has a new pearl clutching Trump scandal every other week and people have grown numb to their noise.


11 posted on 07/17/2018 9:37:04 PM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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Exactly, you can argue over the ‘style points’, but the bottom-line is Trump stands on the issues where the majority of Americans are.

And with the absence really any viable alternative, that’s why he can survive these things.


12 posted on 07/17/2018 9:39:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those are the smart ones. Just hope they will get out and vote in Nov.


13 posted on 07/17/2018 9:40:07 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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Paul Ryan/ McCain/Bush types.


14 posted on 07/17/2018 9:41:17 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was a diplomatic mission. President Trump was perfect. His enemies are insane and should be institutionalized.


15 posted on 07/17/2018 9:41:56 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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Actual number probably higher. DC is such a foul echo chamber.


16 posted on 07/17/2018 9:41:57 PM PDT by Lopeover ( The 2016 Election is about allegiance to the United States!)
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To: Paradox

I thought it was hilarious. Better than super!


17 posted on 07/17/2018 9:42:50 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Galling?

That’s hilarious. The media gets so upset when we don’t believe one word of their hysterical nonsense.


18 posted on 07/17/2018 9:44:57 PM PDT by Conserv
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...showed that rank-and-file Republicans not only continue to support President Trump, but refuse to believe he’s doing anything wrong.

Deplorable Refuseniks R Us.

19 posted on 07/17/2018 9:45:03 PM PDT by TChad
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Everything being said about the Trump-Putin summit was said about the 1986 Reagan Gorbachev summit in Reykjavik.

Five years later the Soviet Union collapsed.


20 posted on 07/17/2018 9:45:29 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Mueller, Obama, Hillary and Holder each made millions selling US uranium to Putin.)
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