Flake Cuts Check for Doug Jones in Alabama Senate Race

Cheryl Sanders
December 7, 2017

A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute finds that 31 percent of Republicans would prefer a Republican candidate other than Trump, while 63 percent said they would prefer Trump to be the candidate. But the 5-point drop in GOP identification since 2016 is an ominous sign for Republicans as they struggle to hold onto the House in next year's midterms. In comparison, 84 percent of Republicans approve of the president's work. Men are more likely to favor a Republican candidate than a Democratic candidate, but by a much narrower margin of 43 versus 36 percent. "But key Republican base groups such as white evangelical Protestants are maintaining their commitment to the President, with almost a third saying there is nothing Trump can do to lose their support".

Only 41 percent of Americans, in general, approve of Trump's job performance, while 54 percent disapprove. Trump continues to show that he is unable to garner support from a wider range of Republicans and conservatives.

Hannity pointed out that dozens of House Republicans who voted to repeal Obamacare in years past voted the opposite way this year when they knew the GOP's healthcare efforts were for real and not just a political statement under former President Barack Obama.

A new survey shows that three out of 10 white evangelical Protestants in the US say "almost nothing" could cause them to disapprove of President Donald Trump.

"Here's my view on the Republican Party", Hannity said.

Flake, who has frequently criticized Republican candidate Roy Moore, posted a picture of the check saying simply "Country over party". Fifty-five percent said the GOP is moving the country in the right direction, and 67 percent said the same for Trump's policies. Seventy percent of Americans say recent media stories about such abuse represent a broader pattern of how women are often treated, rather than being isolated incidents.

The polling firm surveyed Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

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