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.