When a Republican is a bully: Donald Trump and his ‘white nationalist’ supporters


Donald Trump has been an unmitigated success in his quest to become the next president of the United States, but his supporters have also been a force to be reckoned with.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that more than half of Americans say Trump has treated them unfairly, while just 32% of Republicans say the same of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The poll also finds that voters are less willing to trust Trump on issues like trade, terrorism and the economy than Republicans are, with just 17% saying they trust Trump more on these issues than they did when the two men met last year.

“Trump is not the only bully who has had his name attached to this election,” said Michael McDonald, director of the Political Research Center at the University of Virginia.

“There are some who would like to see him impeached or removed from office.”

But there’s one area where the two candidates are tied: on the economy.

About a quarter of Americans think that Trump has done a better job than Clinton on the issue of jobs and the U.S. economy, while a majority of Republicans, 56%, think the same.

On the issue, Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say Trump is doing a better or a worse job: 56% of Democrats say he’s doing a worse or a better jobs job, compared to 34% of Republican respondents.

And Republicans are more apt to say Clinton has done better, at 42%, compared to just 18% of independents.

But while voters are more inclined to say that Trump is handling his economy better than Clinton, they’re also more likely to say they’re less likely to vote for him in November.

Sixty-one percent of Democrats said they are less likely or unwilling to vote if Trump becomes president, while 48% of Independents and 35% of voters unaffiliated with either major party say the opposite.

When it comes to the economy, Clinton is seen as more experienced, and is viewed as a better leader by more than three times as many voters as Trump, according to the poll.

She also holds a slight edge over Trump on who they think would do a better economic job.

Slightly more than eight-in-ten voters (78%) say Clinton would do an even better job, while only 39% say Trump would.

And Trump has a bigger advantage on who would be the better leader, with 63% saying he would be more effective.

Trump also has a strong advantage over Clinton on how they would handle the economy in their first 100 days as president.

Sixty-three percent of voters say they think she would do better, while 43% say she would be better.

The survey was conducted Feb. 3-10 among 1,001 adults nationwide.

The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.