A focus group of swing voters watching Tuesday’s State of the Union address were sharply polarized when it came to President Trump’s immigration proposals, but strongly supported his calls for expanded vocational education and paid leave.
President Trump’s first State of the Union address did little to change the hearts and minds of a group of swing voters who watched the speech as part of a focus group organized by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank.
There’s one thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: It’s time to get rid of the forced spending cuts known in Washington as the sequester.
But Jason Grumet, founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, said that while progress may be farther on the horizon than just this year, it will be attainable eventually.
“With an improving economy and growing disdain for gridlock, there is reason to hope that this president and this Congress will make a real effort to resolve some of these differences and advance actual solutions.”