Friday, May 28, 2021

Trump Can Run for President. Not Good News for Republicans in 2024.

Donald Trump leaves White House for last time
as president, Jan. 20, 2021 | David J. Phillip/AP
The Republican Party’s preferences concerning Donald Trump are a reverse of the American people’s.

A new poll by Quinnipiac University confirms what many polls have shown with a couple of nuances. Former President Donald Trump has overwhelming support among Republican Party identifiers. Trump is the dominant figure in the party, even if not on a visible or official platform today. His endorsements will be especially powerful in the 2022 elections. This poll suggests the Republican Party is Trump subsidiary.

  • 66% of Republicans say Trump should run for president. Only 30% say he shouldn’t run.
  • 85% say candidates running for elected offices should agree with him. Only 10% say candidates should mostly disagree.
  • 66% say President Biden’s win was not legitimate. Only 28% say it was legitimate.

But, there is a problem. The American people – a majority of whom were never sold on Trump (he never got over 50% approval) – say they do not want him to run again, do not prefer candidates who mostly agree with him and believe Biden was legitimately elected.

  • 66% of Americans do not want Trump to run again. Only 30% say he should run.
  • 39% want candidates who mostly agree with him, 53% don’t
  • 64% believe Biden’s win was legitimate, 29% say not legitimate

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