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New Poll Reveals Huge Majority of Republicans Approve of How Trump Handled Putin Summit

It seems that as far as the Republican Party is concerned, President Trump‘s summit with the Vladimir Putin went flawlessly.

Axios and SurveyMonkey have released a joint poll showing that 79% of conservatives approve of how Trump handled the press conference with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki. By contrast, 62% of Independents said they disapprove of Trump’s conduct earlier this week, as did 91% of Democrats.

Beyond the results of the poll, there was a lot of bipartisan uproar this week when Trump used his joint presser with Putin to take the Russian president’s word over the U.S. intelligence community while suggesting a moral equivalence between the two countries. Since then, Trump has continued to face criticism for how he spins and goes back and forth about whether he accepts the assessment that Russia interfered with the 2016 election.

The results from Axios come nearly a month after they found that the overwhelming majority of conservative voters believe the media deliberately pushes fake news.

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