- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Democratic Party’s never-ending anti-Trump siege isn’t just bad for the country, it’s also hurting Democrats with the voters.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday found that 63 percent of those surveyed said it was better for the country as well as the Democratic Party for Democrats to work with President Trump instead of countering him at every turn.

Just 29 percent agreed that it’s better for the party and the nation for Democrats to oppose Mr. Trump “in every way possible.”

Even Democrats polled agreed that the strategy is a loser, albeit barely. The survey found 46 percent said Democrats would be better off working with the White House, while 44 percent said it would be better for the party and country to continue to battle Mr. Trump.

The poll comes with Democratic lawmakers and activists fighting to foil Mr. Trump and his agenda in Congress as well as through ongoing protests and marches.

Thousands of Democratic protesters flooded Republican town halls during last week’s congressional recess, shouting down lawmakers in some cases and prompting others to turn to telephonic town halls.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted Feb. 26-27 with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points and a 95 percent level of confidence.

• Valerie Richardson can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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