Trump Has Better Ratings Than Republicans And Democrats Do

Most voters agree that it's bad for America and bad for the Democratic Party if Democrats continue to flat out oppose everything President Trump does.

Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinDurbin hammers Trump over criticism of media Dem leaders try "prebuttal" on Trump Dems bringing young undocumented immigrants to Trump's speech MORE (D-Ill.) on Tuesday railed against President Trump, blasting the president for his attacks on the news media.

That's according to polling data recently released by Rasmussen which finds that 63 percent of all USA voters believe the country will be better off if Democrats try to work with the president rather than obstruct him at every turn.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin Tuesday called President Donald Trump's attacks on the press "unprecedented" and risky to American Democracy at a broadcasters meeting in Washington. Even Democrats are conflicted about their party's scorched earth policy. Just 29% say it's better for the Democratic Party if Democrats oppose the president in every way possible.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey said that 51 percent of the respondents did not think media outlets have been fair to Trump compared with 41 percent who said they believe he has received fair coverage. Meanwhile, 45 percent of Democratic voters believe working with Trump will improve the party.

In fact, Durbin chronicled some of the attacks, including that "on Twitter alone, he tweeted 613 insults at reporters or media outlets between from the time he declared his candidacy to a month after the election". The poll's margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.

The poll comes with Democratic lawmakers and activists fighting to foil Mr. Trump and his agenda in Congress as well as through ongoing protests and marches. Among Republicans and non-affiliated voters, however, significant majorities favored comity with the president.

Most voters in almost every demographic category think it's bad for the country and bad for Democrats if they totally oppose Trump and his agenda. But a majority of American voters believe there's a better way forward for balance in Washington.

Durbin also said he disagreed with the notion that former President Obama's actions laid a framework for his predecessors to more aggressively attack the media.

Of the 946 registered voters surveyed, 43 percent said they had a favorable opinion of President Trump, while 47 percent said they viewed him negatively.

Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.

  • Leroy Wright