Trump’s unpopular budget

For better or worse, President Trump has displayed little interest in adopting polices that enjoy public support.

Republican members of Congress ought to be uncomfortable with this approach. …

Last year, the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation provided a representative panel of more than 7,000 registered voters with information about the defense budget and strongly worded arguments for both increasing and decreasing it.

After sorting through the information, 61 percent made cuts to defense spending including 47 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of independents.

None of that bodes well for the GOP as the debate unfolds. CONT.

Mark Mellman (Mellman Group), The Hill