A majority of Republicans believe President Donald Trump was justified in breaking the rules to set the country in what they believe is the right direction.
The eighth annual American Values Survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) revealed GOP voters think the president should violate political norms or even the law to achieve what they want, reported The Guardian.
Nearly two-thirds of Republicans — 66 percent — classified as “always Trump” supporters agreed that “because things have gotten so far off track in this country, we need a leader who is willing to break some rules if that’s what it takes to set things right.”
More than half of all Republicans — 55 percent — or Republican-leaning independents share the same view as “always Trump” backers on rule-breaking.
That support for authoritarian rule-breaking was also shared by 35 percent of “never Trump” Republicans.
Only 41 percent of Americans, in general, approve of Trump’s job performance, while 54 percent disapprove.
But more than 84 percent of Republicans approve of the president’s performance, and nearly a third of white evangelical Protestants say there is almost nothing Trump could do to lose their support.