Will The Arpaio Pardon Make Trump More Unpopular?

President Trump pardoned ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County on Friday night. Arpaio, known for his hardline stance on illegal immigration, had been convicted of criminal contempt for violating a federal court order commanding his department to stop racially profiling Latinos.

National surveys conducted before the pardon suggest it’s likely to be unpopular with the general public. But that doesn’t mean it will drive Trump’s job approval rating lower. CONT.

Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight