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As President Trump approaches 100 days in office, we took a closer look at voter sentiment in 4

swing states that Obama carried in 2012 and Trump carried in 2016: Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, and
Pennsylvania. There has been a lot of media coverage surrounding Trumps false claims and stalled
legislative agenda. We wanted to use data to dig deeper and learn what is really driving voters
opinions.

We partnered with the super sharp data analytics team at 0ptimus to do a nice big segment read of
likely midterm voters. We interviewed 3,491 likely midterm voters in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, and
Pennsylvania, with a special interest in Trumps honesty, the potential government shutdown, and
how voters will respond in 2018 if Trump fails to deliver on his big promises.

Key findings:

The vast majority (80%) believes Trump lies or exaggerates the truth -- but even more voters
(84%) think the same of Republican members of Congress. Notably, more Republicans and
independent voters believe Trump never lies (26%) than believe Congressional Republicans
never lie (21.5%).
o KEY POINT: Yes, voters think Trump is dishonest, but hes not worse than other
politicians. (Fig. 1)

A majority of independents believe that Trump either never lies (17.3%) or that he only
exaggerates with good intent. (34.1%) Among Republicans those numbers are even higher:
31.3% say he never lies and 51.6% believe he exaggerates only with good intent.
o KEY POINT: Voters know hes often not telling the truth but a majority dont care.
(Fig. 1)

Trump made big promises on taxes, infrastructure, health care and border security. But fewer
than 100 days into his presidency, most Republican and independent voters say they wont
punish Republicans in 2018 for failing to deliver. For example, fewer than 1 in 10 Republican
and independent voter said they would not vote Republican in 2018 if a border wall is not being
built by then; and barely 15% say they wouldnt vote for the GOP without tax reform.
o KEY POINT: If Republican lawmakers face difficulties in midterm elections, it
likely wont be for failing to pass big legislation. (Fig. 2)

Facing a potential government shutdown this week, don't expect either party to feel pressure
from its base to keep the government open. In the event of a shutdown, only 16% of
Democrats will blame Democrats, while only 19% of Republicans and independents would
blame Trump. Overall, most voters (56%) would blame Donald Trump (31%) or Congressional
Republicans (25%) rather than Congressional Democrats (44%).
o KEY POINT: Nobody feels pressure from their base to compromise, increasing
likelihood of shutdown.

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Figure 1
Trumps Perceived Honesty by Party

Percent who think trump never lies, exaggerated with good intent, or intentionally lies, broken out by party

Figure 2
GOP Reaction to Potential Political Inaction, Broken Out by Issue

Future voting intention of Republicans based on inaction with key issues in Trumps campaign promises

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Figure 3
Trump Net Favorability vs Proud of Trump, Broken Out by Swing State
Net favorability % of President Trump

1,000
= Respondents

% of respondents Proud of President Trump


Additional results:

Three months in office, 44% of those asked across the four states say they have a favorable view of
Trump, and 42% of those asked say they have an unfavorable view. This breaks out as follows:
Florida (45/41), Wisconsin (40/47), Ohio (45/40), and Pennsylvania (45/45). 67% of Republicans have
a favorable view compared to 20% who have an unfavorable view, a near-perfect inverse of
Democrats (21/66). (Fig. 3)

20% of those asked believe Trump never lies, while 37% believe he exaggerates the truth with good
intent and 43% believe he intentionally lies. This is slightly better than the margins for Republican
Members of Congress- 16% believe they never lie, 38% believe they exaggerate the truth, and 45%
believe they intentionally lie.

Voters are divided on how Trump has done thus far. 34% believe he has been successful, 36%
believe he has been unsuccessful, and 30% believe it is too soon to tell. Slightly more than half of
Republicans (52%) say Trump has been successful, while 35% believe it is too soon to tell. Floridians
are most bullish on Trump (37% successful, 35% unsuccessful), while Badgers are less convinced
(27% successful, 40% unsuccessful).

Of those who do not believe Trump has been successful yet, 61% believe he has himself to blame.
This majority sentiment extends across all major segments except Republicans, who narrowly blame
Democrats (42%) more than Trump (41%). Very few individuals across segments blame Republicans
writ large (13%).

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Only 39% of voters are proud of the way Donald Trump has handled his job, an amazingly low
number this early into a presidency. This includes only 35% of females who say that he has made
them proud, compared to a slight plurality of men who say he has (44% proud, 42% not proud).

In looking ahead at the 2018 midterms, voters are lukewarm about how to feel regarding Trumps
campaign promises. The border wall is his least popular promise, with only 40% of respondents
indicating that they would be disappointed if it is not being built by 2018. Of those who would be
disappointed, 3/4ths say they would still vote Republican if the promise is not kept. The most popular
and deal-breaking of the four promises tested was an infrastructure plan, with 57% of voters
indicating disappointment if it does not pass by 2018, and only 53% of that subset indicating they
would vote Republican anyways.

Finally, in looking ahead this week at a potential government shutdown, most voters (56%) would
blame Donald Trump (31%) or Congressional Republicans (25%) rather than Congressional
Democrats (44%) if Congress is unable to fund the government. Among independents, 60% would
blame Trump (32%) or Congressional Republicans (28%).

Methodology: Between 4/21-4/23, we surveyed 3,491 modeled likely midterm voters in Florida (N =
1,305), Wisconsin (N = 713), Pennsylvania (N = 690), and Ohio (N = 783) via IVR, landline only.
Likely voters were defined as anyone having voted in the 2010 or 2014 midterm elections, plus the
15% additional most likely to turnout based on in-house turnout score modeling. Margin of error
varies by question and segment, but is generally +/- 2.0% for topline results. Sample was weighted by
state, age, gender, and party based on 2014 midterm turnout in the latest L2 voter file for each state.
Results were then re-balanced based on these cohorts.

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DMA Maps- Trump Net Favorability (Wisconsin)

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DMA Maps- Trump Net Favorability (Florida)

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DMA Maps- Trump Net Favorability (Ohio)

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DMA Maps- Trump Net Favorability (Pennsylvania)

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