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Poll: No Regrets For Trump Voters

| by Ray Brown

Nearly 100 percent of voters who backed President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election would do so again, according to poll results on April 23.

As Trump nears his 100th day in office, most polls show he has historically low approval ratings for a new president. But a lack of popularity does not necessarily mean voters regret choosing him over former Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

An ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted by Langer Research found that 96 percent of Trump voters would vote for him again, even as 53 percent of voters disapprove of his first 100 days in office.

The poll also found that more Trump voters would re-vote for him than Clinton voters would re-vote for her.

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While 96 percent of Trump voters would stick to their November 2016 choice, only 85 percent of Clinton voters would again cast their vote for the Democratic Party's nominee.

Of the Clinton voters who regret voting for her, only two percent said they would switch to Trump. The rest of the ABC News/Washington Post poll respondents said they would either vote for a third party or not vote at all.

This may be, in part, due to the perception that the Democratic Party is "out of touch″ with the American people.

"In a cautionary note to her party, Clinton’s 6-point drop in a hypothetical mulligan election relates to views of whether or not the Democratic Party is in touch with peoples’ concerns,″ Langer Research stated in a press release. "Although the sample sizes are small, those who say the party is out of touch are less likely to say they’d support Clinton again, compared with those who see it as in touch."

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Trump has received highly critical media coverage since he first started his presidential campaign in 2015, and the criticism has remained constant since he was sworn in as president of the U.S. on Jan. 20.

And the new poll showing no buyer's remorse inspired the president to once again take to Twitter to criticize the media's coverage of his presidency.

"New polls out today are very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and almost always negative. Would still beat Hillary in ....." Trump wrote on April 23. 

"...popular vote. ABC News/Washington Post Poll (wrong big on election) said almost all stand by their vote on me & 53% said strong leader," he added in a follow-up tweet.

"The two fake news polls released yesterday, ABC & NBC, while containing some very positive info, were totally wrong in General E. Watch!" Trump tweeted on April 24.

 

Sources: Donald J. Trump/Twitter (23), Langer Research, ABC News / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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