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February 16, 2017

New GOP poll gives Trump high marks for delivering positive change

The national survey, conducted jointly by five Republican pollsters for American Action Network, a political nonprofit aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan, found that 81 percent of Americans believe Trump is delivering on his campaign promises; 51 percent said he is having a "positive impact on changing the country, even if this change doesn't always go smoothly."

American Viewpoint, GS Strategy Group, OnMessage Inc., Public Opinion Strategies, and Tarrance Group conducted the poll of 1,000 registered voters Feb. 7-9. The margin of error was 3.1 percentage points.

The survey's additional findings included:

  • 52 percent of respondents said they expect the economy to remain about the same under Trump's leadership. But 33 percent predicted it would improve; 12 percent said it would get worse.
  • 58 percent said they supported plans by Trump and the Republicans to lower taxes simplify the tax code; 35 percent opposed.
  • 59 percent said that Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court nominee, deserved a confirmation vote in the Senate; 30 percent said he did not.
  • Democrats led Republicans on the generic Congressional ballot 45 percent to 41 percent, a metric that will bear increased watching as the 2018 midterm elections approach. However, in seats being targeted by Democrats and Republicans at this stage, the GOP held the advantage, 46 percent to 43 percent.

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