“The numbers fly within the face of any predictions that Donald Trump’s political future is in decline,” stated Quinnipiac College Polling Analyst Tim Malloy. “By a considerable majority, Republicans: (1) consider the election was stolen from him, (2) need Trump to run once more, and (3), if they can not vote for Trump, want somebody who agrees with him.”
All that stated, Trump being the de facto commonplace bearer of the celebration might show perilous for the GOP. As we now know, it is solely potential that Trump and/or members of his internal circle could be criminally indicted by yr’s finish—a improvement that won’t make the GOP’s path to regaining a majority subsequent yr any simpler.
Additionally, whereas two-thirds of Republicans are nonetheless gaga over Trump, almost a 3rd of GOP voters don’t need him to run and in addition have no illusions about the truth that he misplaced the 2020 election—at the same time as nearly the complete celebration continues to push the Large Lie. Trump is polarizing and divisive, and never simply between the 2 events—he additionally divides the Republican Occasion towards itself. That is not a dynamic any political strategist needs upon their celebration, regardless of how galvanizing somebody could be for a majority of Republicans.