Monday, February 22, 2021 17:00 (GMT + 7)
A new survey on Feb. 21 showed that nearly half of the voters who support Trump would quit the Republican party if the former US president formed a new party.
Former US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP
A survey by USA Today in collaboration with Suffolk University (USA), conducted with a group of Republican voters who voted for Trump in the 2020 election, showed that 46% agreed to quit the Republican Party (GOP) to follow Mr. Trump’s new party. 27% still follow the GOP, while the remaining 27% have not yet determined what to do.
Rumors that the former US President created a new political party separate from the GOP and focused on the “American First” agenda appeared shortly after Mr. Trump left office. on January 20. Trump’s team immediately “poured cold water” on this rumor.
After Mr. Trump was declared “acquitted” at the impeachment trial in the Senate, many people said that MPs would “turn away” from the former US President.
Asa Hutchinson, the governor of Arkansas, on Feb. 21, said Trump “should not get involved in Republican statements of the future” and that if Trump was running for president again in 2024, Mr. Hutchinson announced that he would does not support Mr. Trump.
“No, I definitely don’t support him. He has a good family. I’ve worked with Ivanka and a few other members. They love America very much. But I wouldn’t support Mr. Trump if he did.” Re-election in 2024. He may have a say in the GOP, but within the party it is not only he who has a voice. Mr. Trump only decides the future of the GOP when we allow him to, “Mr. Hutchinson said.
Of the 1,000 supporters of Trump, polled from February 15 to 19, one in five said that the Republican Party should “separate” from Trump and reorganize in the party. than. Besides, 500 people said that the GOP should still be loyal to Mr. Trump.
“We feel Republicans are not doing their best for us, but Mr. Trump is the opposite,” Brandon Keidl, a 27-year-old Republican voter, said after the poll.
According to the survey, 54% said they wanted to be more loyal to Trump than the Republicans.
Another sign that many Republican voters still support Mr. Trump lies at the GOP Political Action Conference.
The annual meeting of the conservatives will start on February 25 and end on February 26 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Mr. Trump will participate in this conference as the keynote speaker. This was Trump’s first public appearance since leaving the White House on Jan. 20.
Former US Vice President Mike Pence declined an invitation to attend this year’s conference.
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