July 19 (UPI) — A poll shows that voters who helped elect Donald Trump, particularly in counties that flipped parties, mostly approve of his policies but largely disapprove of his combative personal style.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday surveyed 439 “Trump counties” in the states of Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The “Trump counties” are counties that flipped from voting for former President Barack Obama in 2012 to voting for Trump in 2016 and “surge” counties where Trump performed a net 20 points higher in 2016 than Mitt Romney did in 2012.
For Trump’s policy issues, 75 percent of those polled said they support Trump’s pledge to bargain with international companies to keep jobs in the United States; 68 percent support his willingness to take action against North Korean nuclear development; 66 percent support his use of military force to respond to Syria’s use of chemical weapons; and 53 percent back his travel ban targeting six majority-Muslim countries.
Policies where Trump is not as strongly supported are healthcare, where 12 percent of those polled said they support the House-passed GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and Trump’s proposal to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, which 32 percent of voters support.
In addition, 29 percent said he sets a bad example for the United States when he makes personal attacks; 62 percent said they dislike his use of Twitter; 53 percent dislike Trump’s refusal to release his personal tax returns; and 51 percent disagree on how Trump is handling Russia’s interference of the 2016 election.