Poll shows Trump continues to garner strong support from Republicans


With his overall job approval rating at 40 percent, a recent poll indicates that Republicans are not holding President Trump responsible for the failed healthcare bill.

According to the random telephone poll, President Trump’s approval rating has basically held at around the 40 percent mark since he took office in January.

“Republicans surveyed by CBS News pointed to an unpopular bill — or the Democrats — as the reason the Republican health care effort to repeal and replace Obamacare failed in Congress, not the president’s approach to meeting one of his hallmark campaign promises,” according to the report, which was released on Thursday.

Nearly half of all those surveyed said that unpopularity of the healthcare bill was the reason it failed, and 41 percent of Republicans said the same. “Thirty-percent of Republicans said it didn’t pass because ‘Democrats didn’t compromise,’ but only 14 percent of the entire group gave that response,” according to results.

On the other hand, whether or not you believe that the Russians “hacked” the 2016 presidential election depends on what political party you support. Not surprisingly, “a large majority of Democrats and nearly half of Independents,” are buying into “Russian interference” as the reason Trump won the election. Republicans, for the most part, are not believers of the theory.

The survey revealed that “40 percent of respondents said they believed Russia had interfered in the election process with the intention of helping Mr. Trump win, [whereas] only 13 percent of Republicans agreed with that assessment. Among Democrats, 67 percent said the Russian meddling was aimed at helping Mr. Trump.”

When it comes to the president’s allegations that the Obama administration “wiretapped” Trump’s offices, most Republicans think it’s likely, along with half of the Independents who were surveyed. Most Democrats, on the other hand, don’t believe it.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was rated highly by the majority (60 percent) of Republicans, but his overall approval ratings were only 33 percent.

H/T: CBS News

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