Nearly two-thirds of American voters surveyed say that President Donald Trump “has not been truthful” about the investigation into Russian 2016 election interference and a possible conspiracy between his campaign and Russia.
Two recent opinion polls have lifted Democratic spirits as well as their prospects of sweeping to victory in the fall midterm elections.
A new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal says that:
- “By a whopping 25-point margin, voters say they’re more likely to back a congressional candidate who promises to serve as a check on President Donald Trump.”
- “And by a similar margin, they say they’re less likely to vote for someone who has supported the president on most issues.”
This is a huge differential. It proves the old adage that Americans generally prefer a split government, and don’t like it when one political party dominates Washington. The vast majority of Americans want Democrats to be in charge of Congress to “serve as a check” on the president.
In the age of Trump shocking news no longer shocks people. And today’s NBC News/Survey Monkey poll is a case in point.
We should all be shocked by this poll which shows that only 37% of respondents believe that our president tells the truth “all or most of the time.” How can the United States government effectively operate when it is lead by a huckster con artist reality TV show star?
Democrats have a ten percentage point lead over Republicans in a generic ballot for the 2018 midterm congressional elections according to a new poll released by NBC News at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday.
Exactly half of the registered voters polled in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll say they want Congress controlled by Democrats, while just 40% say they would prefer a Republican-controlled Congress.