A majority of conservatives want President Trump to continue expressing his own views in his own way, according to a poll by FedUp PAC.
Trump recently received broad criticism for using, in a private meeting, what Trump himself described as “tough” language about nations where living conditions are so intolerable that many of their people want to leave and come to the United States. Even some Republicans in Congress called on the President to use milder words to describe such countries. The remarks were made in the context of a discussion about a shift in U.S. immigration priorities toward a merit-based system, in which skilled workers would be given preference rather than allowing immigrants to bring in unskilled relatives.
However, more than 54% of conservatives take the position that Trump “should continue to say the same thing in the same way about merit-based immigration.”
Another 39% agree with Trump about the necessity of moving to merit-based immigration, but say that he “should be more careful about the language he uses.” Fewer than 6% disagree with Trump on both his language and his immigration position.
Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) have introduced a bill that would make U.S. immigration more merit-based, and Trump has endorsed it. However, Democrats are strongly opposed to the bill and are prepared to filibuster if it comes to the floor. They have been equally unwilling to have the concept included in bills relating to DACA or government funding.
FedUp PAC is a grass roots organization that wants constitutional conservatives to take over the GOP because Americans are fed up with the Republican establishment. It is not affiliated with any candidate or committee.