Center for American Progress
Nov. 22, 2016 | Press Release
A postelection poll conducted by the Center for American Progress and GBA Strategies found that both supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are at odds with congressional Republicans on whether issues such as cutting the social safety net and lowering taxes for corporations should be priorities for the nation. The poll also found stark divisions between both groups of voters on President-elect Trump’s signature issue of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The survey captured what was on voters’ minds going into the election and what issues they would like to see the next administration and Congress set as priorities.
The survey found that solid majorities of both Trump and Clinton voters support concrete policies designed to improve the economic security of working families, including paid family and medical leave and child care support, as well as the need to clean up government by addressing the role of special-interest money in politics. Additionally, poll results indicated that Trump and Clinton supporters share a strong consensus for a comprehensive legislative package to strengthen border security and create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, and there is a strong majority of support across both groups of voters for universal background checks on all gun sales.