GOP voters choose Trump — again - Axios

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  one week ago  •  10 comments

By:   Margaret Talev,David Nather (Axios)

GOP voters choose Trump — again - Axios
The survey shows why Trump could run again in 2024 (and possibly win) if he isn't convicted.

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Margaret Talev, David Nather

Republicans across the U.S. are siding with President Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — big time — according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll.

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The state of play: A majority of Republicans still think Trump was right to challenge his election loss, support him, don't blame him for the Capitol mob and want him to be the Republican nominee in 2024.

Why it matters: The survey shows why Trump could run again in 2024 (and possibly win) if he isn't convicted — or banned from holding federal office — by the Senate. It also shows the peril and opportunity for institutionalists like McConnell trying to reclaim the GOP.

  • In addition, it helps explain why a majority of House Republicans voted against certifying the election, and against impeachment.

Between the lines: There's a deep schism in the GOP, with a 56% majority considering themselves "traditional" Republicans and 36% calling themselves Trump Republicans.

  • The former is often called establishment Republicans. CNN's Chris Cuomo derisively labels the latter group "Retrumplicans."

The two groups hold widely different views on removing the president from office, contesting the election and the future of the party. But the Trump Republicans behave with far more unity and intensity.

  • Just 1% of Trump Republicans — versus about one-in-four traditional Republicans — think Trump should be removed from office.
  • Traditional Republicans are split over whether the party is better because of Trump; 96% of Trump Republicans say it is.
  • Trump Republicans are more than twice as likely as traditional Republicans to want him as their 2024 nominee and twice as likely to support the protesters.
  • Traditional Republicans are five times as likely to disapprove of the president's behavior.

Be smart: The Trump Republicans are still large enough of a group to either stay and dominate primary politics or walk away if Trump is cast out, which would weaken the GOP's force posture against Democrats.

What they're saying: "The monopoly Trump's had on the Republican base for the last four years is a little more frayed than any time in recent history," said pollster Chris Jackson, senior vice president for Ipsos Public Affairs. "A substantial chunk doesn't necessarily think their future goes with Donald Trump.

  • "The big question is, is having a small-but-committed base going to be more valuable than a large-but-less-committed base?"

Methodology: This Axios/Ipsos Poll was conducted Jan. 11-13, 2021, by Ipsos' KnowledgePanel®. This poll is based on a nationally representative probability sample of 1,019 general population adults age 18 or older.

  • The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 3.4 percentage points.

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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    one week ago
The state of play:  A majority of Republicans still think Trump was right to challenge his election loss, support him, don't blame him for the Capitol mob and want him to be the Republican nominee in 2024.

This is why Democrats, and sensible independents should be extremely wary of a "healing process" with Trumpsters and other Republicans. 

The majority of Republicans are telling pollsters they still want Trump to lead their party. 

There is no reasoning with such a cult. 

 
 
 
MAGA
1.1  MAGA  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one week ago

We do stand with Trump.  We will destroy any Republicans who side with democrats and their impeachment witch hunt.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
1.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @1.1    one week ago
We will destroy any Republicans …

Lighten up Francis

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  MAGA @1.1    one week ago

You dont have to convince me that Republicans are off the deep end. Its the people who want to "unify" the country by appeasing crackpot MAGA that you have to convince. 

 
 
 
CB
1.1.3  CB   replied to  TᵢG @1.1.1    one week ago

That's rich. (I didn't watch the movie, Stripes.)

 
 
 
TᵢG
1.1.4  TᵢG  replied to  CB @1.1.3    one week ago

It is a classic;  you should watch it.

 
 
 
Trotsky's Spectre
1.1.5  Trotsky's Spectre  replied to  MAGA @1.1    one week ago

That sounds like a threat.

Is it?

Have you condemned the attack on the Capitol?

Or, do you support that action?

 
 
 
CB
1.1.6  CB   replied to  TᵢG @1.1.4    one week ago

Taken under advisement. (Smile.)

 
 
 
Trotsky's Spectre
1.2  Trotsky's Spectre  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one week ago

As I see it, the 'healing and unity' line is a disastrous mistake which will only empower the US fascist movement for 'next time.'

When a regime chloroforms a coup as a near non-event, it gives extremists little reason not to do it 'better next time.'

 
 
 
Trotsky's Spectre
2  Trotsky's Spectre    one week ago

I suspect that the Socialist Equality Party membership would be 100% remove now. Mainly because the World Socialist Web Site has been publishing that demand for months.

 
 
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