Trump has managed, in the first few weeks of his still-young presidency, to reach out to conservatives — many of whom were dubious about his conservative credentials. Before the Inauguration, fewer than half of conservatives agreed that he was one of them; nearly the same percentage saw him as either a moderate or even a liberal. Now, though nearly a third still see him that way, a clear majority of conservatives say he is one of them.
It is worth noting, however, that few conservatives describe the President as “very conservative.” But those who personally think of themselves as very conservative are among the President’s strongest supporters. More than eight in ten in that group approve of the way he is handling his job.