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Few Austin voters approve of Trump, poll shows
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by Jo Clifton
The Austin Police Association has shared with the Austin Monitor preliminary results from a poll done by Littlefield Consulting to determine attitudes toward the proposed contract with the city. Overall, the organization is happy with the results, according to APA President Ken Casaday. In addition to numerous questions about the police and their salaries, those polled were asked, “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump?” The answer: Only 28 percent of those Austin voters polled said they had a favorable opinion of the president, and 66 percent responded that they had an unfavorable opinion. Just 6 percent declared that they were unsure. So, Austin voters are less favorably impressed with Trump than likely voters around the country, according to research by a group devoted to polling, Fivethirtyeight.com. In polls conducted between Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, the president had a favorable rating among likely or registered voters nationwide of 39 percent in two polls and 42 percent in one poll.
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