71% of Americans Support Trump's Deal With Dems to Keep Gov't Open, Fund Hurricane Relief, Poll Finds
More than 70 percent of Americans support President Donald Trump's deal with Democratic leaders to provide hurricane relief and keep the government open for 90 days, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Trump was criticized by some of his fellow Republicans for reaching across the aisle and working with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to raise the debt limit, which kept the government open and provided relief for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
71 percent of those surveyed by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, however, approved of Trump agreeing with Schumer and Pelosi on the legislation. Only eight percent disapproved, while 20 percent had no opinion and one percent were not sure.
Trump’s overall job approval rating in the poll is 43 percent, which is up three points since August. 83 percent of Republicans, 41 percent of independents and 10 percent of Democrats approve of Trump's performance.
"There's a sense out there that people are so dug in in Washington, they're oblivious to the fact the average American says we're not getting anything done, we're going to have to compromise," Brian Kilmeade said on "Fox & Friends." "And I think the president was the first to realize that. And now the poll numbers reflect that."
He noted that a recent Economist/YouGov poll found that 60 percent of Republicans prefer lawmakers who are willing to work with Democrats and compromise.
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