According to the latest poll by Politico and Morning Consult, the majority of Republicans – 59% – believe that former President Donald Trump should continue to play an “important” role in the party after the Senate acquitted him on charges that he had instigated revolt against Congress.
“Compared to another poll In the wake of the January 6 events, the proportion of GOP voters who said Trump should play a “big role” in the Republican Party rose 18 percentage points to 59 percent. Continuation of an upward trend It started before the Senate process began, ”the survey revealed. “By comparison, only 17 percent said it shouldn’t play a role at all, which goes against the expectations of some Republican officials like Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that the process would mean the end for Trump.”
Republicans who believe Trump was responsible for instigating the January 6 assault on the United States Capitol, which resulted in five deaths, has fallen by 14 points to 27%.
“Over the same period, the proportion of GOP voters who blamed President Joe Biden for the insurrection rose by 4 points (to 46 percent), while the proportion of Democrats in Congress rose by 10 points (to 58 percent),” says it in the poll.
Additionally, 54% of Republicans signaled that they would support Trump if he ran for office again in 2024. The poll conducted by Politico and Morning Consult from Jan. 6-7 found that only 42% of Republicans said they would support him if he ran again.
The results of the survey follow that latest A poll by Economist / YouGov found that 36% of Republicans believe Trump is the best president the United States has ever had.
“The change in the GOP ranking since 2018, when the last survey was conducted, is remarkable. In 2018, Republicans ranked Reagan first (36%), followed by Trump (10%). Now the positions are reversed: the percentage of Republicans calling Trump the best president of all time has tripled to 36%, twice as many as Ronald Reagan (18%), ”the poll said.
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