Sixty percent of Americans oppose President Trump’s decision to pardon Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, while only 34 percent support it, according to a new NBC News poll.
Now, I know, consider the source. But the poll also gives Trump a 36 percent approval rating, which is just a couple of points below the average of polls. So I think this probably does suggest most people do not approve of the pardon.
The poll also finds that just 31 percent have a favorable opinion of Hosue Speaker Paul Ryan, while only 30 percent like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Sixty seven percent of Americans believe President Trump will not keep his promise to build a wall with Mexico to keep out illegal entrants, but a majority, 53 percent, think he will deport millions of illegal immigrants, according to a new Bloomberg poll.
The poll also finds that 54 percent think Trump will keep his promise to create more-favorable trade deals for the United States and that 66 percent believe he will make significant cuts to government. But only 43 percent think he can revive the coal industry, and just 47 percent believe he can get tax reform through Congress.
The wall with Mexico was perhaps Trumps most high-profile campaign promise. That only 30 percent think he will build it perhaps suggests some forgiveness in 2020 if he doesn’t.
The poll gives Trump only a 40 percent general approval rating.
Well, this certainly contradicts the normal media narrative.
A new poll by Politico indicates that American are not ready become a vast sanctuary city for refuguees from countries where terrorists abound.
According to Politico:
After months of litigation and controversy, six-in-10 voters back the ban — and the survey suggests the actual policy may be more popular when separated from the president.
Asked whether they support or oppose the State Department’s “new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country,” 60 percent of voters say they support the guidelines, and only 28 percent oppose them.
The POLITICO/Morning Consult question doesn’t mention Trump, nor does it refer to the president’s executive orders on immigration. That contrasts with other polls, which mostly show greater opposition to the policy.
Eighty-four percent of GOP voters support the ban, while only 9 percent oppose it. But the policy is also popular among independent voters: 56 percent support it, compared to 30 percent who oppose it. Democrats tilt slightly against the ban, with 41 percent supporting it, and 46 percent in opposition.
Democrats are split on this? Since when did some Democrats embrace sanity at the expense of political correctness?