Tens of millions of Americans have joined protests and rallies in the past two years, their activism often driven by admiration or outrage toward President Trump, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll showing a new activism that could affect November elections.
One in five Americans have protested in the streets or participated in political rallies since the beginning of 2016. Of those, 19 percent said they had never before joined a march or a political gathering.
Overwhelmingly, recently motivated activists are critical of Trump. Thirty percent approve of the president, and 70 percent disapprove, according to the poll. And many said they plan to be more involved politically this year, with about one-third saying they intend to volunteer or work for a 2018 congressional campaign.
The specs on the poll can be seen here in a 19-page report. It shows that Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation conducted the pole over the phone using 1,850 ‘random’ volunteer adults. That’s a far cry from 1 out of every 5 Americans.
Call me crazy but I think that 75 million people wouldn’t go by unnoticed. That’s essentially how many people they’re claiming have joined in marches since President Trump took office.
Just from looking at their pole’s questionnaire I would be willing to bet that number is more like 5% and not the 25% that they’re claiming it to be.
Out of about 32 questions, Trump is mentioned roughly 3 times. Is this just another opportunity to bash Trump? If 25% of Americans had joined in on rallies against Trump wouldn’t the liberal media (like CNN) be all over the story? Let us know what you think in the comments below.