According to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, most voters believe it is detrimental to America and the Democratic Party for Democrats to engage in blanket opposition to President Trump’s agenda. Even Democrats express concerns over their Party’s ‘not-now-not-ever’ model of opposition.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters found that only 29% think the country would benefit from Democrats opposing Trump at every turn. Sixty-three percent would rather see the Democrats work with the president.
Identical percentages were found when voters were asked about the impact of the Democrats’ reported scorched earth strategy on the fortunes of their own party. Just 29% think it is better for the Democratic Party if Democrats oppose the president on all fronts. Sixty-three percent disagree, thinking it better for Democrats if their elected representatives work with Trump.
Democrats themselves are more narrowly divided with 44% believing that it is better for America and their Party if they oppose Trump as much as possible. But 46% think it is better for the country if Democrats try to work with Trump, and 45% believe it is better for their Party as well.
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Politics seems to be the culprit in most voters’ minds when it comes to placing blame for the disagreements between Trump and congressional Democrats; most do not believe that the ongoing protests against Trump are going to make any difference.
Soon after the 2016 election, 64% of Democrats said it was more important for their Party to stand up for what it believes in rather than work with Trump, while 32% disagreed, believing that Democrats should work with the new president.
The latest survey found that a majority of all voters — including half of Democrats — think that congressional Democrats will not be able to block Trump’s agenda.
A whopping 83% of those surveyed believe Trump is likely to reverse or abolish most of what President Obama accomplished.
Also notable is that 45% of voters think the country is headed in the right direction when only 29% thought this a year ago. The 45-percent mark is higher than during any week of Obama’s presidency.
H/T: Rasmussen Reports
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