Poll: Trump supporters feel under attack, further behind

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A new poll finds Donald Trump supporters are more likely to believe the United States has lost its identity, that public officials don’t care what they think, and that their beliefs and values are under attack.

The Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found 57 of voters “strongly agree” or “somewhat agree” with the statement, “America has lost its identity.” Among Trump supporters, 85 percent agree while 79 percent of all Republicans agree and only 36 percent of Democrats agree.

Trump backers agree with the statement, “I’m falling further and further behind economically” by 78 percent, compared to 67 of Republicans and 48 percent of Democrats, and 91 percent of Trump supporters agree that their “beliefs and values are under attack,” the highest of any candidate.

Trump backers also were more likely to agree with the statements, “Public officials don’t care much what people like me think,” “We need is a leader who is willing to say or do anything to solve America’s problems,” and, “The old way of doing things no longer works and we need radical change,” the poll found.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,451 voters nationwide by telephone from March 16-21. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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