New poll says 62 percent of Trump supporters will vote for him in 2020 elections no matter what he does
The poll conducted by Monmouth University showed the strict polarization among voters over Trump as 70% also said that they will not approve of the president under any circumstances.
Voters in the US look increasingly polarized, if not confused, over supporting President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 elections. With the incumbent facing some serious trouble both at home (impeachment) and abroad (troops withdrawal from Syria), and none of his opponents looking strong enough to replace him, the electorate is not very clear about the future scenario. A number of polls leading to the primary starting early next year have come up with diverse findings that indicate that Trump might be impeached but yet return as the president next year.
Amid all the polls that hint at an obscure scenario, one poll that was released on Tuesday, November 5, spoke about certainty. It said that 62 percent of Trump’s supporters are so loyal to him that they would continue to back him no matter what he did. According to the Monmouth University survey, among those who support the maverick president, 62 percent could not think of “anything that Trump could do, or fail to do, in his term as president that would make [them] disapprove of the job he is doing.” The poll also showed that loyalty towards the American president is rising and has gone up 12 percent since January last year when Monmouth had put across the same question to assess the depth of Trump’s support.
At the same time, 70% will never support Trump no matter what
But at the same time, the other side is as stubborn, reiterating Trump's polarization effect. Seventy percent of those who did not support the Republican president said nothing would change their mind ever to support him. The poll also showed that overall, 43 percent of the respondents supported Trump’s job performance while 51 percent did not, showing not much change in the numbers since September.
The poll featured 908 respondents who were asked questions over the telephone between October 30 and November 3. The margin of error for the total sample is plus/minus 3.3 percentage points.
While the Democrats formally launched the impeachment procedure against Trump in September following a whistleblower complaint that he tried to influence the Ukrainian leadership to defeat a domestic political rival in Joe Biden, the president has also been facing a backlash over his sudden decision to pull out troops from northern Syria that left Washington’s regional allies Kurds exposed to a Turkish onslaught.