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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.”

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