Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Most Think Trump Acts Only For His Own Benefit

This poll should worry the hell out of the Republicans, because they have tied themselves so closely to Donald Trump. It turns out that a majority of Americans don't think Donald Trump acts for the good of the country -- but only for his own benefit.

There's good reason for people thinking that. The Republican health plan, which he eagerly supported, gave the rich huge tax cuts while taking health care away from millions of people (and raising prices for all people). His budget plan would do much the same thing.

His budget would hurt the poor, the working class, and even the middle class by making huge cuts in many domestic programs (food stamps, Medicaid, Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, welfare, Social Security for the disabled, etc.), so the rich (and the corporations can have even bigger tax cuts). It is obvious to anyone who looks that Trump is acting for the benefit of himself (and his rich friends).

If this perception is not changed soon, the Republicans can expect the 2018 election to be a disaster.

The chart above was made from results of a new Rasmussen Poll -- done on May 17th and 18th of a random national sample of 1,000 likely voters, with a 3 point margin of error.

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