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Trump drives surge in protests, activism

March For Our Lives at Boston Common on March 24 (John Tlumacki / Boston Globe via Getty Images)
March For Our Lives at Boston Common on March 24 (John Tlumacki / Boston Globe via Getty Images)

"Rallying nation: In reaction to Trump, millions of Americans are joining protests and getting political," by WashPost's Mary Jordan and Scott Clement:

  • "Tens of millions of Americans have joined protests and rallies in the past two years, their activism often driven by admiration or outrage toward President Trump, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll showing a new activism that could affect November elections."
  • "One in five Americans have protested in the streets or participated in political rallies since the beginning of 2016. Of those, 19 percent said they had never before joined a march or a political gathering."
  • "Overwhelmingly, recently motivated activists are critical of Trump. Thirty percent approve of the president, and 70 percent disapprove."
  • Why it matters: "[M]any said they plan to be more involved politically this year, with about one-third saying they intend to volunteer or work for a 2018 congressional campaign."