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In Trump Era, What Partisans Want From Their Congressional Leaders

Democrats concerned their party will not do enough to oppose Trump

by Bill Hayes

Pew Research Center has issued a report on What Partisans Want From Their Congressional Leaders

As President Trump prepares for his address next week to a joint session of Congress, Republicans say they are more inclined to trust the president, rather than GOP congressional leaders, if the two sides disagree.

For their part, Democrats are far more concerned that congressional Democrats will not do enough,  rather than go too far, to oppose Trump.

The latest survey by Pew Research Center, conducted Feb. 7–12 among 1,503 adults, shows how members of both parties are coming to grips with Washington’s changed political dynamics …. [more]