Donald Trump

Poll asks Republicans to choose between Trump and GOP leaders. Ouch.

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Image Credit: Gage Skidmore CC by SA 2.0

Image Credit: Gage Skidmore CC by SA 2.0

If congressional Republican leaders had any plans to obstruct President Donald Trump’s agenda, a new Pew Research poll shows with whom Republicans would side.

And it’s not pretty, depending upon which end you are on of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Fifty-two percent of Republicans would side with Trump in a dispute with GOP leaders. Thirty-four percent would side with GOP leaders over Trump.

In what is sure to drive the media nuts, the polls finds Republican women are Trump’s strongest supporters, with 53 percent siding with him, compared to 51 percent of Republican men.

But it’s not all bad news for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. Pew finds their job approval ratings are up sharply since Trump took office.

The percentage of Republicans holding positive views of congressional GOP leaders was only 26 percent in September 2015. It is now 68 percent.

Democrats’ views of their party’s leaders in Congress dipped slightly in that time, from 59 percent to 58 percent.

  • daves

    Add in liberals and it would probably be about 80% against President Trump.

    • bobwhite1935

      Why?

      • daves

        Liberals don’t hate Rhinos.

        • skipsart

          That’s because RINOs are liberals

        • skipsart

          And there ain’t no “H” in RINOs.

  • Dk

    GO TRUMP!! My wife loves him too. We find his no nonsense approach refreshing.

  • Robert Pekarik

    Hopefully all republican representatives and senators will realize that the corrupt to the core democrat party is only there to destroy republicans, President Trump and our United States of America. They all need to put on their big boy and big girl pants and serve our nation not their own personal interests.

  • Karll

    From the title, I thought the % would be higher.
    Hard to believe Republicans are buying the baloney from RINOs like ryan & mcconnell.
    They’ll show their traitorous ways soon enough.

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