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Politico/Morning Consult Poll: Voters Want Trump to Focus on Jobs in Speech

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By    |   Wednesday, 04 Jan 2017 09:18 AM

Voters want President-elect Donald Trump to focus his inaugural speech on keeping jobs in the U.S. and bringing jobs back from other countries, according to a Politico/Morning Consult Survey.

The poll presented ten priorities for Trump's administration and asked how important it would be to voters for Trump to mention those topics in his inaugural speech on January 20.

Almost half of those who voted — 49 percent — believe healing the divisions in the country after the divisive election should be a priority in Trump's speech.

Beyond healing the country, the top vote-getters were:

  • Keeping manufacturing jobs in the U.S.: 48 percent.
  • Bringing back jobs from other countries: 47 percent.

"It's no surprise that Americans want Trump to focus on jobs in his inauguration speech. It is one of the messages his supporters liked most during the election and has continued as a major focus of his since he was elected president,” Morning Consult chief researcher Kyle Dropp said.

Other topics were of less interest to those who took the poll.

  • Repealing Obamacare: 36 percent.
  • Appointing new justice to Supreme Court: 34 percent.
  • Ban on Muslim immigration: 23 percent.
  • Tariffs on goods imported from China and Mexico: 23 percent.
  • Building U.S.-Mexico border wall: 21 percent.

Many voters who took the poll believe that Trump will discuss jobs:

  • Trump very likely to discuss bringing back jobs: 46 percent.
  • Trump very likely to discuss keeping jobs in the U.S.: 45 percent.

Only 23 percent believe it is "very likely" that Trump will discuss the Mexican border wall in his inaugural speech.

A majority of voters do not plan on watching the inauguration as it happens, according to the poll results:

  • Watching news about it later: 55 percent.
  • Not going to watch it: 49 percent.
  • Watching it live: 37 percent.
  • Not sure: 14 percent.

The poll was conducted Dec. 28 and 29, 2016, and surveyed 2,000 registered voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2 points.

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