Rasmussen: 72% Of Republicans Want President Trump To Be Model For Party’s Future

Most Republican supporters want their legislators to be “more like President [Donald] Trump” in 2021 according to a survey conducted by Rasmussen of likely voters.

The pollster said based on its survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted between December 21-22, 72% of Republicans said they want the Republican Party lawmakers to be “more like President Trump” compared to 24% who didn’t.

“When the Republican Party reorganizes itself next year, GOP voters strongly believe President Trump should remain the role model,” Rasmussen said.

Those that want the Republican Party to be more like the average GOP member of Congress got a 67% vote, against 28% who said the opposite as conservative legislators debate whether to “counter or cooperate” with the administration of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, should President Trump fail to overturn the result of the 2020 election.

The respondents were asked: “As the Republican Party reorganizes itself next year, should it be more like President Trump or more like the average GOP member of Congress?”

Rasmussen said: “Online survey finds that 72% of likely Republican voters think their party should be more like Trump than like the average GOP member of Congress. Twenty-four percent (24%) see the average Republican in Congress as a better model,” it said.

Nonetheless, the survey showed that among all likely voters, 40% think the GOP should be more like Trump, while 45% say it should be more like the average Republican member of Congress while 14% are undecided.

The same poll revealed that 62% of Democrats think the Republican Party should be more like the average GOP member of Congress, a view shared by a plurality (48%) of voters not affiliated with either major party.

Meanwhile, more women leaned against the Republican Party becoming more like President Trump as 35% picked the “more like Trump” option for the party moving forward.

“Twenty-four percent (24%) of blacks favor a Trump-like party, likely because his pro-American immigration policies helped grow working-class wages,” it added.

Rasmussen noted that most Republicans have consistently identified more with Trump than the average GOP member of Congress in surveys for the last several years.

The same survey found that just over half (52%) of Republicans think their party should look for a fresh face to run for president in 2024 with 33% disagree and saying that the GOP should promote a candidate who has already run in the past. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure.

Sixty percent (60%) of GOP voters, favored a new face in a survey six years ago, and outsider Trump ultimately defeated the party establishment favorites to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2016,” Rasmussen said.

The pollster said the margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Steeve Strange

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