“The numbers fly within the face of any predictions that Donald Trump’s political future is in decline,” mentioned Quinnipiac College Polling Analyst Tim Malloy. “By a considerable majority, Republicans: (1) imagine the election was stolen from him, (2) need Trump to run once more, and (3), if they can not vote for Trump, choose somebody who agrees with him.”
All that mentioned, Trump being the de facto customary 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 inside circle might be criminally indicted by 12 months’s finish—a growth that won’t make the GOP’s path to regaining a majority subsequent 12 months any simpler.
Additionally, whereas two-thirds of Republicans are nonetheless gaga over Trump, practically 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 Massive Lie. Trump is polarizing and divisive, and never simply between the 2 events—he additionally divides the Republican Celebration towards itself. That is not a dynamic any political strategist needs upon their celebration, irrespective of how galvanizing somebody is perhaps for a majority of Republicans.