I understand the conclusions. We are more divided than ever.
Trump supportors trust him utterly no matter what nonsense he says and even when he says opposite things. They aren't aggreeing, they are "believing". They trust him completely. Rational voters don't.
This is becoming a challenge of thought vs nonsense, and there are a frightening number of people who are nonsensical
After I posted, I had to struggle to understand why the poll bothered me. First, it's statistical gibberish. It says nothing about what percentage of the population supports Trump, and what percentage opposes. It only tells what percentage of his supporters believe him, and in some of the interpretations used, it limits belief in Trump's claims to only his "strongest" supporters. Well Ya-fuckin'-hoo. Anyone who's been awake for the past 30 years should understand the dynamics of partisanship. What would we expect? That 84% of his "strongest supporters" think he's a liar? I don't think so. Well, maybe there is something useful to glean from this. If so, it wouldn't be gibberish exactly, just useless maybe.
Second, let's superimpose this information on top of the poll provided by Atheon: Around 37 percent of those polled disapprove of Trump. While other presidents have received such ratings, none that I know have gotten to that point in the second month of their presidency. Trump seems to be breaking new ground here, but lets go back to my second point because his approval rating isn't my main concern. It's only related:
Who cares what some nebulous percentage of "strongest supporters" believe him? I could come up with a guess off the top of my head that would be roughly in the ball park of the poll, or I could just throw darts at a chart, especially given the margin of error introduced by the concept of "strongest supporters." Of course a strong supporter is going to believe him. Because believing him would make a person a strong supporter. It's kind of the definition.