Most Trump, Clinton voters still stand
According to Rapporteur Report From, Press TV, Link, The News/Washington Post poll was released early Sunday as President Trump was approaching his 100th day mark in office.
Ninety-six percent of those who voted for Trump in the November election felt they did the right thing with only 2 percent backing down on the decision.
This is while the new president has failed to keep some of the important promises he made on the campaign trail, including “repealing and replacing” Obamacare as well as tax reform, despite enjoying the majority in US Congress.
US President Donald Trump speaks alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (unseen) during a press conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, April 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Apart from other flipflops particularly in foreign policy, Trump’s so-called Muslim ban has also failed.
The president, meanwhile, took to twitter to undermine the new findings as “fake” news.
The move came as a result of Trump’s approval rating in the poll since only 42 percent of Americans said they are happy with the president’s performance at helm in the White House.
“New polls out today are very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and almost always negative,” he said on Twitter.
The Republican president, who lost the popular vote to the Democratic nominee, Clinton, said he “would still beat” her, further tapping into some of the findings more favorable to him.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the annual LGBT Center dinner, April 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by AFP)
“Would still beat Hillary in popular vote. ABC News/Washington Post Poll (wrong big on election) said almost all stand by their vote on me & 53% said strong leader.”
Since he started running, Trump has frequently dismissed unfavorable coverage as “fake news,” and highlighted coverage by more Trump-friendly outlets such as Fox News.
A majority of Hillary supporters, 85 percent, also said they would still vote for her as they did in November 2016.
Fifteen percent of them, however, have changed their mind, while two percent shifted to Trump.
With a 3.5-percent margin of error, the poll was conducted among 1,004 American adults from April 17 to 20.