New Poll Found Trump Still Popular Among Supporters After Second Impeachment — Almost Half Of Them Will Abandon GOP If He Creates A New Party
Former president Donald Trump continues to command loyalty among Republican voters in the wake of his acquittal during the second impeachment trial in the Senate earlier this month.
A new poll conducted by Suffolk University/ USA Today found 54% of those surveyed saying they “express stronger loyalty to Trump the person” compared to the 34% who said they are more loyal to the Republican Party.
Republicans also expressed unwavering support to the former president with only 4% saying the second impeachment trial made them less supportive of Trump in contrast to the 42% who said the Democrat-led impeachment only made them “more supportive” of Trump — 54% said it didn’t affect their support.
“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,” Brandon Keid, one of those surveyed for the study said.
“But then you have establishment Republicans who just agree with establishment Democrats and everything, and they don’t ever push back.”
The poll also saw a strong sentiment for GOP voters to leave the Republican Party should the former president ever decide to create a new one.
Almost half of GOP to leave GOP for Trump
Suffolk University/ USA Today noted that 46% of those surveyed said they would abandon the GOP and join the Trump party, with just 27% saying they would stay with the Republican Party — the rest were undecided.
The poll also found half of the individuals polled saying the Republican Party should become “more loyal to Trump” even if it means losing support from establishment Republicans, while 19% said the GOP should be “less loyal to Trump” and more aligned with establishment Republicans.
The former president was acquitted by the Senate from the second impeachment charge of House Democrats — this time, claiming that Trump “incited an insurrection” related to the January 6 chaos in Capitol Hill.
Former President Trump became the first US president in American history to be impeached twice and was also the first president out of office to go through an impeachment trial in the Senate.
He was, however, acquitted in a 57-43 vote — falling short of the required two-thirds vote to convict the former Republican president.
Meanwhile, the former chief executive himself has teased the possibility of running for office again in 2024.
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,” Trump commented after his Senate acquittal.
“In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!” he added.
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