Americans are on board with President Donald Trump's bipartisan efforts if it means getting things done, a new survey finds.
According to a new Rasmussen Reports, 66 percent of likely voters say it's “good for the country” if the president continues to reach across the aisle to advance his agenda.
Just 13 percent said they viewed Trump's bipartisan efforts as bad for the country, and 21 percent were undecided.
Trump left Republican leadership in Washington “shell-shocked” after striking a deal with Democrats to bring aid to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and raise the debt ceiling until December. The deal would later be signed by Trump after passing the House and the Senate.
But U.S. voters appear to be ready for a less bifurcated form of politics, as 65 percent of those polled by Rasmussen also said Trump should reach out to Democrats in Congress even more — up 7 percentage points from five months ago.
Only 19 percent said the president shouldn't continue to work with Democrats, down from 29 percent in early April. But some Republicans are still reeling from the deal.
“Donald Trump got played like a grand piano by the political duo of Salieri Schumer and Pelosi The Great,” conservative blogger Jay Caruso wrote in RedState.
Even the Republican maverick himself, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), scoffed at Trump working with Democrats.
“This was not an exercise in bipartisanship,” McCain said, telling CNN that the agreement is “basically devastating to national defense.”
While Americans may be on board with Trump working with the blue team, his approval rating appears to have suffered since making the deal. Trump currently sits with a 42 percent job approval rating, down four percentage points in less than a week, according to Rasmussen's daily presidential tracking poll.
Fifty-six percent of voters now say they disapprove of the job Trump is doing in office.