Former President Donald Trump is having a good week. First, after yesterday’s preliminary vote in the U.S. Senate, it’s clear he will not be convicted of Incitement of Insurrection. That means he can run for president again in 2024. Second, a new poll shows that his popularity with Republicans is on the rise.
“Former President Trump‘s standing among Republicans has slightly improved since leaving office, with about half of GOP respondents indicating in a new poll they’d like to see him play a significant role in the party’s future,” according to The Hill. [emphasis added]
“Fifty percent of Republican voters polled in the new Morning Consult survey said Trump should play a “major role” in the party, an increase of 9 percentage points since his supporters rioted at the U.S. Capitol after he addressed them and repeated unproven claims of election fraud. [emphasis added]
“Women drove the uptick with a 15-point surge among likely GOP female voters who say they wish to see Trump as a key player in the party’s future. [emphasis added]
“Wednesday’s survey also found 81 percent of Republicans have positive views of Trump, with more than half saying they hold strong feelings on the issue. On the night before his second impeachment by the U.S. House over his role in the rioting, 76 percent of Republicans said they viewed him favorably. [emphasis added]
“Three in 10 Republicans also said in the new poll that they would prefer to join a “Patriot Party” if it were led by Trump, with 25 percent saying they would be undecided in such a scenario.” [emphasis added]
For more on this significant story, please go to The Hill.
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