Seventy-seven percent (77%) of voters believe it is possible to love someone without approving of their lifestyle. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 14% disagree and 9% are not sure.
That view is widely shared across all measured demographic groups.
Additionally, 60% believe it is possible to support the policies advocated by Donald Trump without supporting Donald Trump. On that question, 29% disagree and 11% are not sure.
Eighty-one percent (81%) of Republicans believe it is possible. So do Independent voters, by a 57% to 26% margin. However, a modest plurality of Democrats (48%) say it is not possible to support Trump’s policies without supporting Trump himself.
Among those who prefer Trump-like policies, 84% believe it is possible to separate the policies from the man. Just 13% disagree.
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Is it possible to love someone without approving of their lifestyle?
9% Not sure
Is it possible to support the policies advocated by Donald Trump without supporting Donald Trump?
11% Not sure
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on October 14-16, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.