President Trump has taken firm control of the conservative movement in the U.S. according to the CPAC-Washington Times poll, released Saturday, which found grassroots leaders on the political right thrilled with just about everything he’s doing — except his tweeting.
Mr. Trump scored a massive 93 percent approval rating from the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Even a significant number of people who said they opposed him in the primaries and the general election saying he’s earned their support.
“The conservative movement has found a new leader,” said Jim McLaughlin, who ran the poll.
Conservatives gave strong backing to the president immigration plan, with three-quarters of those surveyed in the CPAC-Times poll saying they agree with his proposal to link an amnesty for some illegal immigrants with stronger border security, new limits to the chain of family migration, an end to “catch-and-release” for illegal immigrants and scratching the visa lottery altogether.