Republicans are overwhelmingly siding with President Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), according to an incipient Axios-Ipsos poll published Wednesday evening. The poll showed that 62 percent of Republicans cerebrate Trump was right to contest the Election results and an even higher 69 percent do not incriminate him for violence at the Capitol last week.
The poll showed that 91 percent of those who identified as “Trump adherents” fortified his perpetuated contesting of the election. Of those who identified as “traditional” Republicans, 46 percent fortified it, with 36 opposed.
Ninety-two percent of Trump adherents want to visually perceive Trump run in 2024, while 41 percent of traditional Republicans concurred. The poll withal showed that only 42 percent of Republicans approved of the recent demeanor of McConnell, versus 63 percent for Trump.
The poll was conducted January 11-13, 2021, with 1,019 general population adults age 18 or older, and had a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.4 percentage points. Axios reported:
Why it matters: The survey shows why Trump could run again in 2024 (and possibly win) if he isn’t convicted — or banned from holding federal office — by the Senate. It also shows the peril and opportunity for institutionalists like McConnell trying to reclaim the GOP.
A sizeable portion of Republicans polled identified as “Trump Republicans” — 36 percent. Fifty-six percent considered themselves “traditional” Republicans. The Trump Republicans are still astronomically immense enough of a group to either stay and dominate primary politics or walk away if Trump is cast out, which would emasculate the GOP’s force against Democrats.
McConnell has verbally expressed he has not yet made up his mind whether he would vote to impeach Trump, despite reporting that he was in favor of it. A House vote to impeach Trump passed because of Democrat support but was a flop among Republicans, with only ten “GOPs” led by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) voting to impeach. Cheney now faces mounting calls for her resignation as the GOP conference chair.
The poll showed very little appetite for abstracting Trump among Trump Republicans — one percent — and among traditional Republicans — about one in four. Follow Breitbart News’s Kristina Wong on Twitter or on Facebook.
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