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Polling Update from Ron Faucheux: Trump’s Promises

By December 9, 2016 No Comments

“Do you think President-elect Donald Trump will or will not follow through on the following promises he made during the presidential campaign––“

Building a wall on the border with Mexico
Yes, he will: 36%
No, he won’t: 45%
Don’t know: 19%

Bringing back manufacturing jobs to the United States from other countries
Yes, he will: 55%
No, he won’t: 29%
Don’t know: 16%

Keeping manufacturing jobs from leaving the United States to other countries
Yes, he will: 58%
No, he won’t: 25%
Don’t know: 16%

Repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare
Yes, he will: 58%
No, he won’t: 25%
Don’t know: 17%

Temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States
Yes, he will: 42%
No, he won’t: 35%
Don’t know: 23%

Imposing tariffs on goods made in China and Mexico
Yes, he will: 55%
No, he won’t: 23%
Don’t know: 22%

Appointing people to Cabinet positions that will change Washington, D.C.
Yes, he will: 55%
No, he won’t: 28%
Don’t know: 17%

Appointing people to Cabinet positions that are not part of the “D.C. elite”
Yes, he will: 51%
No, he won’t: 27%
Don’t know: 22%

RON’S COMMENT: While most voters have doubts that Trump will deliver on The Wall and a temporary Muslim ban, majorities think he will deliver on jobs and repeal of Obamacare. Also: 50% of Republicans, 33% of independents and 26% of Democrats think he will build The Wall––and only 52% of Trump voters think he will. But, 83% of Republicans, 52% of independents and 32% of Democrats think he will bring back manufacturing jobs––and 88% of Trump voters think he will bring back manufacturing jobs. These numbers clearly show that, in voters’ eyes, the economy will be Trump’s test of success as president.

by Ron Faucheux, President of Clarus Research Group, MSLGROUP’s full service polling and research company. Ron publishes a daily newsletter on the latest polls at lunchtimepolitics.com

Source: Morning Consult, Dec. 1-2, among voters nationwide