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Pres­i­dent Trump’s crit­ics squawk about many things, and pur­pose­fully cloud the pub­lic nar­ra­tive with shrill melo­drama and con­fus­ing half-truths. But such is the na­ture of the po­lit­i­cal mar­ket­place — and it is in­deed a mar­ket­place with many sales­man afoot. Which brings us to some clear poll find­ings about what Amer­i­cans ac­tu­ally like about Mr. Trump.

“Vot­ers are all for Pres­i­dent Trump’s or­der to fed­eral agen­cies this week to ‘ag­gres­sively pro­mote and use Amer­i­can-made goods and to en­sure that Amer­i­can la­bor is hired to do the job,’ even though many sus­pect it will cost tax­pay­ers more,” says a new Ras­mussen Re­ports sur­vey.

It finds that 72 per­cent of a thou­sand likely U.S. vot­ers fa­vor the or­der to the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to buy Amer­i­can and hire Amer­i­can. Just 15 per­cent are op­posed.

And even in sur­vey find­ings which re­flect neg­a­tive at­ti­tudes to­ward Mr. Trump, a new ABC News/Wash­ing­ton Post poll finds that 73 per­cent of Amer­i­cans ap­prove the idea of White House pres­sure “on com­pa­nies to keep jobs in the U.S.”

The mes­sage from Trump vot­ers to the pres­i­dent in this par­tic­u­lar poll are clear: 96 per­cent of them would vote for him again, a clear in­di­ca­tor that the pow­er­ful, 63-mil­lion mem­ber de­mo­graphic has “no re­grets.”

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