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Poll: Voters at Odds With Trump on Guns, Taxes

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By    |   Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016 11:22 AM

Most Americans are at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's key campaign promises, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday.

In fact, the survey showed that despite sending him to the White House, the electorate is at odds with Trump on a number of key issues.

The poll finds 60 percent support illegal immigrants being allowed to stay in the U.S., with a path to citizenship, which is higher than in any Quinnipiac survey since the question was first asked four years ago.

Another 12 percent say illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay, but not become citizens and 25 percent say they should be deported.

The breakdown of the survey's results:

  • Despite Trump's desire to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, 67 percent of the public agree with the ruling, while only 30 percent disagree.
  • 57 percent to 38 percent oppose making it easier for people to carry guns.
  • 59 percent say Trump should not "remove specific regulations intended to combat climate change," while only 31 support his intention to do so.
  • 67 percent oppose Trump's plan to reduce taxes on the wealthy, with 29 percent supporting it.
  • 48 percent to 38 percent are against removing regulations on businesses and corporations.

However, on other major topics, the public appears to be backing the stance taken by Trump.

  • American voters support 50 percent to 44 percent "suspending immigration from terror prone regions," even if it means turning away refugees from those regions.
  • The public agrees 64 percent to 28 percent with the idea of "renegotiating major trade deals with other countries, even if it means paying more for the products you buy."
  • Voters back 83 percent to 15 percent the plan to increase federal spending for infrastructure.

In an open-ended question asking what Trump's first priority should be, 24 percent of American voters said it should be the economy, followed by 17 percent who said he should address his own personal qualities.

The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 1,071 voters nationwide from November 17-20, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

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