by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
According to Gallup’s “Americans’ Views of President Trump’s Proposals and Actions” poll, Americans agree with Trump on family leave, infrastructure, tax cuts, school choice, and, to a lesser extent, military spending increases.
Require companies to provide family leave for parents after the birth of a child: 81 percent agree
Enact a $1 trillion program to improve U.S. infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and tunnels: 76 percent agree
Significantly cut federal income taxes for the middle class: 61 percent agree
Provide federal funding for school-choice programs that allow students to attend any private or public school: 59 percent agree
Increase military spending by $54 billion: 47 percent agree
They were not fans of ending U.S. participation in the Trans-Pacific trade Partnership, cutting regulations (“one in, two out” or regulatory reciprocity), or a hiring freeze on most civilian jobs in the federal government.