More voters associate with Trump than GOP: poll

More voters associate with Trump than GOP: poll
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More GOP voters associate with President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE than they do with the Republican Party itself, underscoring the degree to which Trump has taken over the GOP brand, according to a new poll.

The Harris Poll survey, conducted with Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies, found that 46 percent of Republican registered voters surveyed said they associate with Trump, compared to 25 percent who say they associate with GOP itself. 

Eighteen percent said they associate with both, and 9 percent replied they associate with either.

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The Democratic Party and GOP approval ratings, the poll found, are equal for the first time in over a year. The parties' approval is tied at 41 percent, with the GOP's approval rating trending upward since December.

Trump consistently retains extremely high levels of Republican support, with polls putting him at around 90 percent approval among Republicans. 

More than four in 10 voters told Harris Poll pollsters that their midterm vote will be a signal of opposition against the president, while more than one-third said their vote would be one of support. 

"Today the Republican Party is the party of Trump," pollster Mark Penn told The Hill over email. "He won the nomination for the same reason he dominates over old guard leaders — the voters wanted a disruptor of the status quo and he is that disruptor." 

The Harris Poll, conducted online from Oct. 26 to 28, surveyed 1,835 registered voters. The sample included 1,224 likely voters; that subset of data has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.