More voters trust GOP over Democrats to handle key issues of economy, crime, immigration, says poll
Republican leaders in Congress are facing growing concern that their party isn’t getting enough votes in the 2018 midterm elections. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows a majority of voters trust Congress more than President Donald Trump Donald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg’s vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: ‘The fate of our rights’ depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE’s party to handle issues such as crime, immigration and tax reform.
Overall, 63 percent of voters say they trust congressional Republicans more on the issues, while 38 percent trust Trump to do the job more.
A year ago, Trump led congressional Democrats on both issues by 10 points.
This year, the numbers are similar, with 64 percent of voters saying they trust congressional Republicans to handle the economy and crime issues, and 51 percent trusting Trump to do the job more.
Voters are even split on the issue of immigration, with 46 percent trusting congressional Republicans, and 44 percent trusting Trump more.
Overall, Trump remains in first place, with 40 percent of voters saying they trust Trump more, compared with 46 percent who say they trust the GOP on the issues.
The survey was conducted Sept. 7 to 13, with 2,072 registered voters nationwide interviewed by phone.
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The survey of 2,072 adults was conducted Sept. 7 to Sept. 13 and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.
The new poll was conducted after Trump criticized a group of House Democrats on Monday for “attempting to impeach a president for exercising his authority over immigration.”
“It looks like they’re trying to impeach the president for exercising their authority over immigration. And that’s not how impeachment works,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “We can’t impeach the president for exercising their authority over immigration because we’re losing a lot of people, because they’re bringing in people that are not being vetted by the United States.”
He continued, “If they were bringing in millions and millions of people that are bad ones, they would have been stopped