Despite the continuous stream of controversy, President Trump’s support among his base remains rock solid.
On Saturday, a straw poll at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference gave the president 93 percent approval, a figure he touted with glee.
“BIG CPAC STRAW POLL RESULTS: 93% APPROVE OF THE JOB PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING (Thank you!),” President Trump noted.
“50% say President Trump should Tweet MORE or SAME (funny!). 79% say Republicans in Congress should do a better job of working with President Trump (starting to happen).”
The poll surveyed attendees at the annual gathering of conservatives, who totaled approximately 1,155 this year, the Washington Times reports.
The poll also found that 75 percent support the president’s current immigration proposal, which includes building a border wall, eliminating the visa lottery, and ending chain migration in exchange for offering illegal alien “Dreamers” legal status and a path to citizenship.
According to the poll, 79 percent of attendees want Congress to more effectively implement the Trump agenda–a 12-point increase from last year.
One drawback for the president: 40 percent of those in attendance–a plurality–wanted the commander-in-chief to tweet less.
A close 35 percent would like to see President Trump tweet more, while 13 percent said he should continue his Twitter activity at current levels. About 11 percent didn’t care one way or the other.
During his CPAC speech on Friday, the president unabashedly tapped into the audience’s sense of patriotism, proclaiming:
“We salute our great American flag, we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of Allegiance, and we all proudly stand for the National Anthem.”
Jim McLaughlin, who carried out the poll, declared: “The conservative movement has found a new leader.”