GRASSROOTS CONSERVATIVES SPEAK UP
The tea party is still very much intact in America’s heartland, and a rare poll of 3,200 “grass-roots conservatives” in all 50 states could supply news the Republican Party can use. The brief but significant survey asked respondents to rank what — or who — is the biggest contributor to annoying gridlock in Washington. Was it President Trump, the news media or the political establishment?
The dreaded establishment came in first, followed by the media and the president. Meanwhile, a majority — 51 percent — predicted that Congress will continue to obstruct and block Mr. Trump’s efforts to move forward. The survey was conducted by the Convention of States Project, a 2-million-member volunteer group allied against big government.