By Alan Gordon
Despite a litany of scandals and looming indictments from the Russia investigation, support for President Donald Trump, among his core fans, doesn’t seem to be dwindling.
A recent Occidental Public Polling survey of Trump voters showed 89 percent of them still supported him.
The OPP poll also quizzed some of the 1,000 responders. Several Trump supporters dismissed reports of Trump’s scandals and legal woes as “fake news.” One Trump supporter “Bob” from Arizona said, “at least we have a real American, white guy back in charge.”
Jason Johnson, a political writer for The Root, said Trump supporters are unlikely to ever abandon him because he promises a return to an America that doesn’t exist anymore.
“This is why poll after poll shows supporters sticking with Trump no matter how many times he fails or completely betrays his policy promises. They never expected him to change anything, and they never will. All they need to know is that he drives liberals crazy (and to them, “liberals” are anyone who isn’t a Trump supporter), that he’s white and male, and doesn’t challenge Americans to grow up and change,” said Johnson.