TRUMP HAS THE FARM VOTE
Farmers and ranchers “overwhelmingly” approve of the job President Trump is doing, according to a poll of 600 commercial farmers and ranchers around the nation, conducted by Agri-Pulse, a policy and news group based in the nation’s capital.
The survey found that 79 percent of the farmers approve of the president. But there is a partisan divide even among this demographic. The findings also revealed that 92 percent of the “GOP farmers” give a thumbs up to the president, compared to 33 percent of farmers who are Democrats, and 65 percent of those who are independents.
“President Trump mentions his support for farmers and his work on trade at just about every rural campaign rally — even as economic conditions on the farm are difficult for many,” says AgriPulse editor Sara Wyant. “According to our research, farmers are still willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and appear optimistic that his trade and regulatory policies will pay off in the long run.”