(NationalSentinel) While President Donald J. Trump remains incredibly focused on enacting his agenda to repeal and replace Obamacare, dramatically reform the tax code and scale back rules and regulations, he hasn’t had much assistance yet from the Republican-controlled Congress, even though Trump and Republican lawmakers ran in predominantly those same issues.
And while Trump hasn’t wavered, GOP leaders in the House and Senate have gotten cold feet on more than one occasion, and on more than one issue, now that they actually have the opportunity to enact their agenda.
We’ve criticized the GOP Congress in recent days because of its inaction on a number of fronts. That criticism remains valid.
But how do Trump supporters feel about all of this? Are they laying the blame at the White House steps or on those leading up Capitol Hill?
According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, more Trump supporters have trust him to get his agenda through than they do Republican leadership.
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As Congress struggles to move fast on a Trump agenda, Republicans are throwing their support behind the new president over House and Senate leaders like Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to a new survey.
Pew Research Center, in a preview of the public’s feelings days before President Trump gives his first official address to Congress, found that 52 percent of Republicans would back Trump over Republican congressional leaders if they disagree on an issue.
Just 34 percent said they trust GOP leaders more than the president.
There is also this interesting aside: More Republican women than men have greater faith in Trump.