(NEXSTAR) A poll of Trump voters from past elections found that almost half of the former president’s supporters would drop the Republican Party for Trump if he created his own party.
Forty-six percent would switch their loyalty to a Trump third party, with 27% voting Republican and another 27% undecided, according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Sunday.
Despite losing his re-election bid and his social media channels, the poll shows the political cache that Trump still wields and the potential influence he could have on elections in 2022 and 2024.
“These voters more than identify with Donald Trump,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. “They feel like they are part of him. Many of these voters feel no real connection to government or Washington, D.C. but they are still very connected to Trump.”
When asked about loyalty, 54% said they were loyal to Trump himself, with just 34% loyal to the Republican Party.
The poll also found that a majority of Trump voters still believe in false conspiracies like Antifa allegedly orchestrating the Jan. 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol (58%), and the Trump-supported claim that President Biden wasn’t elected legitimately (73%).
In what appears to be a bad sign for Biden’s chances of uniting a sharply-polarized electorate, only six percent of Trump supporters support the job Biden has done so far.
There has also been a sizable shift when it comes to preferred news sources among Trump voters. While 58% named Fox News as their most trusted provider in 2016, four years later that number has fallen to 34% among the same voters. In 2016, the nascent Newsmax (17%) and One America News Nework (9%) were barely four years old and weren’t offered as options.
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Remember Perot? Let the followers not forget and keep the party strong if they go the way of Trump. See what history did to the federalists and the whigs and so will the GOP go.
The Federalists and Whigs lost sight of what the voters wanted, and so were replaced by the Whigs and Republicans, respectively. It is the GOP establishment which should not forget.
What is the point of keeping the GOP ‘strong’ if it just goes along with whatever the Democrats want?
That was my point. If people follow Trump then they have to stay strong and not allow a belly up like what happened with Perot. The GOP has got to go.
That’s why i am surprised MORE WERE NOT willing to respond “They would dump the GOP” for a true trump conservative party, if the opportunity came.. CAUSE OF HOW MANY OF US ARE sick of the spinelessness in the GOP..
That’s really GOOD!
IT needs to be a LOT higher than 47% imo.
If Liz Cheney (and the REST of the Establishment RINOs) think that Trump Supporters are going to abandon Trump principles, and return to the TIRED and INEFFECTIVE policies of the Country Club Republicans – they may be in for a shock.
If they look at those poll numbers (54% Trump Supporters to 34% GOP supporters), they should understand that IF the “Trump Wing” of the GOP break off to form another party, THEY (what’s left of the GOP) will be in the MINORITY. THEY will be the fringe 3rd party!
Granted, neither the GOP nor the (theoretical) NEW Party would win from the Democrats, but the GOP would not represent the majority of the minority party!
In other words, Mitch McConnell would NOT be the “Minority Leader” in the Senate!
Liz, Mitt and Mitch (et al) should give careful consideration to this BEFORE they condemn Trump and his supporters!
The 34% that are still loyal to the Republican In Name Only Party are, in essence loyal to the Democrat communist party.
THey might as well BECOME Registered demon-rats. for all the good it does, supporting rinos.
I’m sure the GOP establishment is laughing…. just like the Whig establishment of 1854…
“The poll also found that a majority of Trump voters still believe in false conspiracies like Antifa allegedly orchestrating the Jan. 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol…”
How many Democrats “still believe”, with NO evidence, in totally disproved theories like:: Russiagate, Peegate, and man-made global warming and the whopper: that President Donald Trump ORDERED the Anti-F.A. infused riot on January 6th?
Close to 100%!!
LIBTARDS though never need facts. Just feelings.
WE conservatives, even IF WE HAVE FACTS to back up our claims, are seen as cooks..
If Trump were a younger man I’d say breakaway. But to put all your eggs into a 78 year old basket that could age unravel is a poor investment, unless Trump loves his people and his party enough to groom a younger qualified replacement, one with all the DOnald’s positives, sans personal negatives that do at times get annoying and predictable. As Stated before, it is easier and faster to clean a dirty house than to totally build a new one from the ground up no matter how solid the foundation of Trumpism. With the reopening of our borders to lawlessness, illegality, and hig-tech Democrat vote packing, time is of the essence.
BUT HOW CAN he ‘clear up a dirty house’, when the ENTIRE establishment, is working against him??
Just idle speculation:
For about a year take over one hour or more of the Rush Limbaugh daily radio show to rally and organize his supporters into a cohesive Conservative Party, attracting many from among the Rs some of the Ds, and a substantial majority of the Independents … after one year run for the House seat in his home district … sweep in on the crest of a red wave which gives either an outright majority or a coalition majority in both the House and Senate … then run for, and be elected to, the office of Speaker of the House … accept the gavel from the reigning witch Pelosi … get to work with committees investigating all wrongdoing by Dems, Rinos, and unelected bureaucrats, including the voting fraud in the 2020 election … immediately initiate impeachment proceedings for just causes against Biden, Harris, and whoever the Sec. of State is … convict all three in the Senate in quick succession and move Trump to top of the line of succession … proceed as intended to drain the swamp and Make America Great Again.
Be forewarned Republican Establishment your time is growing nearer.
Both of the parties, demonRat and repukican are horrible with the repukicans being just slightly less horrible. The Repubs are the party of go along to get along while the demonrats are take no prisoners. Ross Perot was a waste of time and he gave us Billy boy as a result. The question is, what other alternative do we have?