A poll by Farm Futures shows support to Donald Trump from farmers is slipping.
The survey found that 60 percent of farmers would vote for the president if the election were held today. That’s down from the 75 percent support level Trump received from growers in the 2016 election. Meanwhile, 24 percent said they would not vote for reelection and 17 percent were unsure. 78 percent of those who voted for the president in 2016 said they would still vote for him today.
Trade policy appears to be the biggest sticking point as farmers and ranchers have applauded much of Trump’s policy moves. 86 percent of those surveyed said Trump’s move to reduce regulation is good for their farm. Even 42 percent of Clinton voters backed the president on that effort. However, just eight percent of farmers support Trump’s claim that “trade wars are good and easy to win.”
Farm Futures surveyed 924 growers from July 20 to August 2. Farmers were invited by email to fill out an online questionnaire.
Source: National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.