Poll: Trump Supporters Unmoved By Trump’s Attacks On War Dead, War Amputees
President Donald Trump’s reported comments calling America’s war dead “losers” and “suckers” and disparaging of amputee veterans apparently have not hurt the president’s standing with his base, according to a recent poll.
Half of Americans believe media reports that President Donald Trump referred to U.S. soldiers as “suckers” and “losers,” despite his denials, but the alleged comments do not appear to have hurt his standing among Republicans, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.
The national public opinion poll, released Thursday, found that 50% of U.S. adults said they found the reports to be credible, while 37% said they did not and 13% said they were not sure.
Republicans have unflinchingly backed Trump since before he won the White House, with little variation in their approval of him during events including his impeachment in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The poll, conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday, showed 58% of Republicans or Republican-leaning independents said Trump’s alleged comments have had no impact on their decision to vote for him. Another 18% said they were now more likely to vote for Trump and 14% said they were less so. The remaining 10% said they are not sure.
Reuters said the poll also found that 85 percent of Republicans hold a favorable view of the president, and 84 percent said they would vote for him in November.
“Among all likely voters, Trump trails Biden nationally by 12 percentage points,” the outlet reported.