Poll finds GOP voters want to stand by Trump despite his vulgarities
A wave of Republican officials abandoned Donald Trump on Saturday, but, at least for now, rank-and-file Republicans are standing by the party's presidential candidate, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted immediately after audio was unearthed Friday that had the GOP nominee crudely bragging about groping women and trying to lure a married woman into an affair.This poll seems to reflect what I have been seeing on Facebook. There appears to be strong support for Trump by both men and women. I suspect if a similar poll were done on a Democrat like Clinton you would get eh same results. It is seen mainly as a partisan cudgel for an attack.
Overall, fewer than four-in-10 voters -- 39 percent -- think Trump should end his presidential campaign, while only slightly more voters, 45 percent, think he should not drop out.
But voters are largely viewing Trump's comments through their own partisan lens: 70 percent of Democrats say Trump should end his campaign, but just 12 percent of Republicans -- and 13 percent of female Republicans -- agree.