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The view in Trump Country

Carolyn Kaster / AP

The headline ("Only Fox Can Rid Us Of Trump") made me skeptical. But this N.Y. Times Op-Ed from Knoxville, Iowa — by Robert Leonard, news director of radio stations KNIA/KRLS (Knoxville/Pella) — provides worthy insight into Trump's durability with his voters.

It's especially relevant in light of the SurveyMonkey poll we brought you exclusively yesterday, showing 33% of Republicans say they get their news only from Fox, and Republicans trust Trump over CNN by a margin of 80 (not a typo) points.

"Here, conservatives celebrate the successes in Mr. Trump's short time in office: a conservative Supreme Court justice now seated; Mexico and Canada back to the trading table; red tape cut; the E.P.A. hamstrung; climate change nonsense tossed aside. It's exactly what they elected him to do — victory after victory in a bigger battle than just policy, a battle for America's soul."