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Poll: More Right-Leaning Voters Consider Themselves to be Supporters of President Trump, Not the Republican Party

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A Harvard Center for American Political Studies and Harris Poll released Friday revealed that of self-identifying Republican and right-leaning independents, more voters are likely to consider themselves supporters of President Donald J. Trump rather than supporters of the Republican Party at large. 

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The poll, conducted online within the United States from May 29-30, 2019 among 1,295 registered voters, found that 42% of those surveyed who identify as right-leaning or Republican responded they were more supportive of President Donald J. Trump than the Republican Party when asked, Do you consider yourself to be more a supporter of Donald Trump or more of a supporter of the Republican Party?

Just 25% of those asked the question responded that they were more supportive of the GOP. 22% said they were supporters of both and 12% said they were not sure or neither the president nor the party had their support. 

Likewise, of self-identified GOP voters, 20% of those surveyed responded they identified as "Trump Republicans" whereas 15% identified as "Conservative Republicans" and 12% identified as "Reagan Republicans." Just 3% identified as a "Bush Republican."

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The polling also found that President Trump is more favorable than failed-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Out of all participants of the survey, 34% of respondents had a "Very Favorable/ Favorable" view of Clinton whereas 58% had a "Very Unfavorable/Unfavorable" view of her.  For President Trump, 42% found him to be "Very Favorable/Favorable" and 52% had a "Very Favorable/Favorable opinion." 

The polling questions and a more detailed view can be found here

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