No matter what the hacks in the Republican Party say, President Donald Trump is still loved by the party base. Joe Biden has now been installed as President, but Trump’s ideas will not immediately disappear.
According to a new poll conducted by Axios/Ipsos, 64% of Republicans still support President Trump. Yes, even after Patriots rushed the U.S. capitol.
I’m beginning to sound like a broken record but the GOP needs to get a clue. Impeaching President Trump does Republicans no good. In fact, these pathetic Republicans should go ahead and vote to convict Trump in the Senate. Because such treasonous behavior will be met with fierce resistance from the grassroots in the Republican primaries. Nationalists need scalps to collect and a crappy vote on impeachment will provide us with plenty of material to attack establishment Republicans during primary elections.
Now to the poll data….
43% of Republicans strongly approved of President Trump’s actions following the unrest at the capitol. An additional 20% “somewhat approve” of Trump’s behavior in light of this incident. 64% of Republicans also supported congressional Republicans’ efforts to challenge the 2020 election’s results.
Only 34% of Republicans expressed their disapproval with Trump’s actions. On the other hand, 80% of Democrats believe that the storming of the capitol was “a coup” and 94% believed that Trump should have been “immediately removed from office.”
While GOP hacks are twiddling their thumbs regarding an impeachment vote in the Senate, Republican voters know where the party is going. A whopping 66% of Republicans believe that the GOP is better off with Trump in it. What’s more, 57% believe that Trump should be the candidate in 2024.
In sum, the GOP base wants Trump, or at least nationalist ideas, to continue to be relevant within the GOP. Stupid Party Inc. hacks would be wise to listen to the will of their voters. For the sake of preserving the American Republic, the Republican Party must come to peace with nationalism and embrace the principles that got Trump elected in 2016.
Or it can continue the Bush/Reagan route, and become an irrelevant political force. The ball is in the RNC’s court.