Most Republicans in 2016 swing states think Trump lies or exaggerates

68% of Republican voters in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania — all states that went for President Barack Obama in 2012 and President Donald Trump in 2016 — think the president intentionally lies or exaggerates the truth.

A survey of likely voters in the four swing states released on Tuesday by public affairs firm Firehouse Strategies found that 31% of Republican voters believe he doesn't lie, while 51% say that he exaggerates only with good intent.

Notably, an even larger majority of voters believe Trump is no worse than other Republican politicians. 84% believe congressional Republicans lie or exaggerate and fewer of these voters believe that Republican lawmakers never lie than that Trump never lies.

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U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Army Sgt First Class Alvaro Barrientos after awarding him a Purple Heart at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., April 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump awards a Purple Heart to Army Sgt First Class Alvaro Barrientos next to his wife Tammy and First Lady Melania Trump (R) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., April 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump greets Army Sgt First Class Alvaro Barrientos, sitting next to his wife Tammy and First Lady Melania Trump (R), after awarding him a Purple Heart at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., April 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
BETHESDA, MD - APRIL 22: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump (L), with First Lady Melania Trump (R), talks with Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos (2-L), with his wife Tammy Barrientos (2-R), after awarding the Purple Heart to him during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on April 22, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland. Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos was recently injured in Afghanistan while deployed. (Photo by Shawn Thew - Pool/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) awards the purple heart to Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos (C), who was recently injured in Afghanistan while deployed, during a ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, with First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Alvaro's wife Tammy (2nd R). / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
BETHESDA, MD - APRIL 22: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump (2-L), with First Lady Melania Trump (3-R), listen as a citation is read for Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos (3-L), with his wife Tammy Barrientos (2-R), during a Purple Heart ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on April 22, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland. Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos was recently injured in Afghanistan while deployed. (Photo by Shawn Thew - Pool/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2nd L) stands during Attention to Orders next to purple heart recipient Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos (2nd R), who was recently injured in Afghanistan while deployed, during a ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, with Alvaro's wife Tammy (R). / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) awards the purple heart to Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos (C), who was recently injured in Afghanistan while deployed, during a ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, with First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Alvaro's wife Tammy (2nd R). / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump (C) arrive for a purple heart ceremony for Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was recently injured in Afghanistan while deployed, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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In addition, most Republican and independent voters say they will still vote for Republican candidates in the 2018 midterms, regardless of whether they are able to keep major legislative promises between now and then. Less than 10% of these voters said they would not vote Republican in 2018 if the administration fails to build a border wall, and just 15% said they would not vote Republican if Trump fails to pass tax reform.

A small minority of respondents said they would blame their party if the government shuts down this week. Only 16% of Democrats said they would blame Democratic lawmakers and just 19% of Republicans and independents said they would blame Trump. A majority of voters overall — 56% — would blame Trump or congressional Republicans, rather than congressional Democrats.

The poll surveyed 3,491 likely voters in the four states between April 21 to 23 and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

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