More than a year and a half after Donald Trump won the GOP nomination after a divisive 2016 primary campaign, the Republican Party and its voters have not really come to a real agreement between them.
The only thing they seem However, what most agrees is the feeling that Democrats are bad for the United States.
In terms of issues, party voters seem to disagree with Republican politicians, according to a large survey of 2,019 adults conducted by the nonprofit Public Religion Research Institute.
Among respondents who identify themselves as Republican or who favor the party, only 35 percent said they believed that withdrawing the Affordable Care Act would make them feel better. A majority, 61 percent, said the repeal of Obamacare would not make any difference or make things worse. Even more disturbing to anti-government Republicans, 32 percent of their own voters told PRRI that they supported health insurance guaranteed by the government, even if that meant raising taxes.
Even on the issue of immigration, 63 percent of Republican voters said they were in favor of granting the status of legal residents to the Dreamers, people brought to the United States as undocumented immigrants when they were children. Republican voters continue to support the immigration policy signed by Trump to build a wall on the border with Mexico, and 73 percent support the idea. A slightly smaller number, 66 percent, supports his idea of temporarily avoiding immigration from several countries, most of which have Muslim religious majorities.