The specific issues of trade and taxes do not seem to be helping the GOP’s prospects. More voters said that they area where they live had been hurt by Mr. Trump’s trade policy than had been helped. On taxes, the number of people who said they had benefited was nearly the as those who were hurt, and nearly half saw no impact.
Despite positive feelings about the economy, overall, voters were pessimistic about the direction of the country. Only 4 in 10 said the country was headed in the right direction, while nearly 6 in 10 viewed the country as off on the wrong track.
Over three quarters of voters think Americans are becoming more politically divided.
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