Trump has very high approval from Republicans
New York Times article shows that Trump has a very high approval rating from Republican voters. Of all presidents since Kennedy, only George W. Bush had a higher approval rating from his own party this many days into his presidency. That’s right, among Republicans, Trump has higher approval than even Reagan had.
But Trump’s approval rating from “independents” and Democrats are historically dismal.
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In other Trump news, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) says there is no evidence that Trump’s associates had illegal contacts with Russia. But there’s a big problem with leaks. From the Washington Post:
The chairman said that there is no need at this time for a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of contact between Russian officials and President Trump’s campaign aides. Instead, the Republican said that the real problem was frequent leaks to the news media on the subject of Russia, as well as accounts of what should be confidential dealings with the Trump White House, including calls with foreign leaders such as the Australian prime minister.
“There’s been major crimes committed,” Nunes said, referring to the leaks. “What I’m concerned about is no one is focusing on major leaks that have occurred here … We can’t run a government like this. A government can’t function with massive leaks at the highest level.”