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How Ambivalent Trump Voters Feel About Him Now

Authors John Halpin and Navin Nayak outline the results of a comprehensive national survey designed to measure public attitudes toward government in the Trump era.

Conventional wisdom depicts those Americans who cast their vote for Donald Trump as a zealous and rather unified group. In fact, a sizable subset of those voters, now that Trump has been in office for more than a year, say that they were conflicted in voting for him and express concern about key aspects of his presidency.

Can those voters be persuaded to move politics in a different direction in 2018 and 2020? What are their key issues, and how do they differ from the electorate at large?

The above excerpt was originally published in The American Prospect. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

John Halpin

Senior Fellow; Co-Director, Politics and Elections

Navin Nayak

Counselor; President, Center for American Progress Action Fund