WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- In a poll by Suffolk University-USA Today, nearly half of GOPs claimed that they would leave the party and jump to former President Donald Trump’s new party if he would form it.
- The survey was conducted last week with a sample size of over 1,000 Trump voters.
- Trump has not yet made any announcement about his future political plans.
Apparently, former president Donald Trump still has an active pool of supporters.
According to a new poll published on Sunday, almost half of Republicans expressed their willingness to leave the party and join the former president’s party should he decide to build a new one.
About 46 percent of GOPs claimed that they would drop out from the party and join the Trump party if the ex-president opted to assemble his own, per a Suffolk University-USA Today poll.
“We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us, and we all see Donald Trump fighting for us as hard as he can, every single day,” a Milwaukee Republican and small-business owner told the outlet. “But then you have establishment Republicans who just agree with establishment Democrats and everything, and they don’t ever push back.”
The survey, which commenced on February 15 to February 19, had a total respondents of 1,000, who voted for Trump in the 2020 presidential elections. The poll has three percentage points margin of error.
Since leaving the White House, Trump has not yet expressed any future plans of his political endeavors.
Shortly after getting acquitted by the Senate on his impeachment trial for the second time, he released a scorching statement against GOP leader and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY.).
“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” Trump said in a statement in response to McConnell’s remarks.
“He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.”
Citing that it is unconstitutional to convict a president who’s no longer in office, McConnell voted to acquit Trump. After voting, though, the Republican leader said in a statement that the former president was “practically and morally responsible” for the January 6 Capitol siege, adding that he could still face other criminal charges.
“He didn’t get away with anything yet,” McConnell concluded his Senate floor address back then.
Speaking with the Hill this week, Trump’s senior adviser Jason Miller said that their goal “is to win back the House and Senate.”
“We’ll be looking at open seats, Democratic-held seats, and maybe there are places where we look for upgrades and more MAGA-friendly voices. I have no idea why McConnell decided to lash out at the president this way, but when you do, you can expect to get hit back,” he continued.
Source: The Hill