Skip to comments.Poll Finds 70 Percent of Republicans Approve of Trumpís Handling of Russia, Even After Helsinki
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 hes doing anything wrong. The most galling number from the survey is: 71 percent of Republicans approve of Trumps 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 Trumps Putin-loving approach.
Overall, more than half of those polled (55 percent) disapproved of Trumps 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 Trumps 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 hasnt moved the needle, according to the Reuters poll....
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I think it’s higher, there’s probably only 20% spineless jellyfish among Republicans.
The remaining 30% are the RINOs.
Send the media and neocons to fight Russians.
The Left thinks we are stupid enough to fall for every weekly agitprop they throw at Trump. We arent as stupid as they are!!!
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..
The GOPE doesn’t get it, we love Trump and hate them!
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.
Of course they do! Trump bamboozled the Dims yet again.
The left has a new pearl clutching Trump scandal every other week and people have grown numb to their noise.
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.
Those are the smart ones. Just hope they will get out and vote in Nov.
Paul Ryan/ McCain/Bush types.
It was a diplomatic mission. President Trump was perfect. His enemies are insane and should be institutionalized.
Actual number probably higher. DC is such a foul echo chamber.
I thought it was hilarious. Better than super!
That’s hilarious. The media gets so upset when we don’t believe one word of their hysterical nonsense.
Deplorable Refuseniks R Us.
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.
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