Conservative voters overwhelmingly support jobs that support family, not the corporate world, according to a new national survey.
The survey of 3,000 Republican voters, commissioned by the Republican Governors Association and conducted by Harris Interactive, found that voters are equally likely to say they support the jobs of a laid-off, unionized worker and a college graduate.
But a majority of those surveyed also supported raising the minimum wage and making public colleges and universities tuition-free.
The results, the first in a two-part series on the state of Republican voters since the 2016 election, reflect a shift among GOP voters from the GOP in recent years toward more conservative voters.
Harris Interactive conducted the survey from May to August.
The study found that more than half of Republican adults are now leaning toward a candidate who would be better equipped to handle the nation’s problems.
And the shift toward a more conservative voter base is especially noticeable among white conservatives, who have made up a majority in the GOP since 2010.
This is a very, very good group for Donald Trump to win the presidency, said Chris Rupkey, director of the Harris Interactive Political Research Center.
The poll also found that while the party is divided on foreign policy and other domestic issues, voters are divided on the importance of economic growth and job creation.
They are also divided on immigration, with more than one-third of respondents in the survey saying the country needs to do more to reduce illegal immigration.
Rupkeys poll was conducted by telephone from May 1 to June 6, surveying 3,007 registered voters.
The Harris Interactive survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.
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