Poll: 32 percent of Trump supporters, 25 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents disapprove of GOP Congress

April 25, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement calling attention to a new poll by McLaughlin & Associates on behalf of the Ear to the Ground Listening Project that found 57 percent of likely voters disapprove of the Republican majority in Congress, including 32 percent of Trump voters, 25 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents:

“This poll is a wake-up call. It is clear that if Republicans want to create enthusiasm with those who should support them, they need to start fighting in favor of the issues that got them elected. With House Speaker Paul Ryan retiring, Republicans need to choose a new Speaker who can credibly lead them in this fight. No one in the current leadership team has the credibility to fight for the values and principles that got the House Republicans their majority in 2010.

“32 percent of Trump supporters, 25 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents disapprove of the Republican Congressional majority’s job performance. This is not at all surprising considering the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that failed to rein in out of control spending, failed to defund Planned Parenthood, did not defund sanctuary cities and did not secure funds to build the southern border wall that Republicans had promised would be fully funded by now. This poll is a stark warning to Republicans that November will not be pretty if they cannot right the ship now and win funding battles.

“It is clear that Americans want a fight for the future of their country and if Republicans refuse to do it, they will be fired in November.”

Attachments:

National Survey Results, 2018 General Election Likely Voters, Political Environment, Trends & Analysis, April 2018 at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a3024ee90bade409dfa2cc7/t/5ae09b7d6d2a737eeb72057e/1524669312141/National+-+Sorock+-+April+2018.pdf

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