by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
From Rasmussen’s latest deep dive into what likely voters are thinking right now:
Looking closer, we see that 61% of Likely Republican Voters think Trump’s views are closer to their own. Twenty percent (20%) identify more with the average Republican member of Congress, while nine percent (9%) feel closest to the average Democrat.
Seventy-three percent (73%) of Democrats say the views of the average Democrat in Congress are more like theirs. But 17% of voters in the opposition party say they think more like Trump, up from 12% at the start of the year. Unaffiliated voters are by far the most likely to be undecided.
What that means is anyone’s guess, but it’s interesting nonetheless. You have to wonder why someone — Democrat or Republican — would continue to be part of a political party that doesn’t represent their views.