Trump’s Policy Proposals and Public Opinion

… I’ve put together a number of Trump’s proposed policies and grouped them into three categories: those that appear to be largely in sync with American public opinion, those that are clearly out of sync and those on which the public is divided. In all instances, I’m referring to public opinion among the population taken as a whole. Clearly, some policies have a special appeal — or a particular lack of appeal — to smaller segments of the population. But the newly elected president is president for all of the people, not just those who voted for him, and in that sense, it is important to chart how his policies stand up to national public opinion. CONT.

Frank Newport, Gallup