A new Politico/Morning Consult poll has truly disturbing news for those who value true conservatism over what could be termed fascism: the poll found 60% of voters asserting president-elect Trump’s deal with Carrier to keep some manufacturing jobs in Indiana made them feel more favorably toward Trump. That number included an overwhelming 87% of self-identified Republicans, who have apparently left conservatism behind, as well as 54% of independents and 40% of Democrats, a number that would likely double if the same action had been taken by Barack Obama or any Democrat.
Despite the criticism from conservatives of Trump’s intervention in businesses and the efforts of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who said on Monday he refused to back Trump’s threats to impose a 35 percent tariff on imports from companies transferring their jobs overseas, 74% of voters support raising taxes on such companies, including 53% of Republican voters and 43% of Democrats.
51% of voters favor the president and vice president negotiating directly with private businesses, including 69% of Republicans. 62% of voters think it acceptable for the president and vice president to offer tax breaks or incentives to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S., including a whopping 78% of Republicans, 46% of Democrats and 63% of independents.
56% of voters say it’s acceptable for the president and vice president to “negotiate with individual private companies on a case-by-case basis,” including roughly 75% of Republicans.
Yet despite the Carrier deal’s apparent popularity, Trump’s favorable numbers have not risen; 48% of voters view him favorably; 47% disapprove, virtually the same numbers as two weeks ago, when 46% approved and 46% disapproved. 38% of voters still have a “very unfavorable” opinion of him; only 27% view Trump very favorably.