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Monday Poll results: Support for Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ apology but not Trump’s birther controversy

Monday Poll readers — about 1,000 strong — liked what Hillary Clinton did after saying many of Donald Trump’s supporters fell into a “basket of deplorables.” But respondents didn’t like Trump resurrecting questions about President Barack Obama’s birthplace.
Monday Poll readers — about 1,000 strong — liked what Hillary Clinton did after saying many of Donald Trump’s supporters fell into a “basket of deplorables.” But respondents didn’t like Trump resurrecting questions about President Barack Obama’s birthplace.

Monday Poll readers had different reactions to recent campaign statements by presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Most of the 1,000 or so respondents this week took Clinton’s side on one of her campaign gaffes — but didn’t look as kindly on what Trump had said.

The full results:

1. The most recent resurrection of Trump’s “birther” questions about President Barack Obama should hurt the GOP candidate where it hurts — in the polls.

Strongly agree 49%

Agree 16%

Disagree 13%

Strongly disagree 23%

2. Clinton’s decision to hide her pneumonia from the public was misguided and deserves to damage her standing with voters.

Strongly agree 26%

Agree 16%

Disagree 29%

Strongly disagree 29%

3. Clinton made the right move in expressing “regret” for saying that half of Trump supporters fall into a “basket of deplorables.”

Strongly agree 24%

Agree 41%

Disagree 19%

Strongly disagree 15%

4. Trump’s newly announced plans to cut taxes and create jobs provide a reasonable blueprint for America’s economic future.

Strongly agree 24%

Agree 8%

Disagree 10%

Strongly disagree 58%

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