Democrats hated former President Donald Trump, and even some Republicans seem like they want him gone and forgotten. The voters don’t feel that way, however.
The vast majority of Republican voters think the party should stick with his agenda on many issues, Breitbart reported. The results came from last week’s small but instructive CBS News/YouGov poll.
Nearly every policy question affirmed that the party should adhere to the policies laid out by the former president. For instance, 89% of respondents thought the party needed to follow Trump’s lead on economic issues and 88% thought the same about immigration issues. There were also 80% who believed in following Trump’s example on economic issues, and 80% thought Republicans should emulate his leadership.
A hefty portion of respondents were happy with the way Trump handled the media. Over three-quarters of respondents thought Trump’s approach should be duplicated as well as 69% who agreed with continuing his treatment of liberals.
On the contentious issue of who won the 2020 presidential election, a surprising 67% believed President Joe Biden was not the legitimate winner. This demonstrates both a suspicion of Democrats as well as a particular loyalty to Trump still lingering among Republican voters.
Although the sample size was less than 1,000, the poll shows an important trend happening in the Republican Party. While some lawmakers want to erase Trump’s legacy and seemingly wish to revert back to the losing party of yesteryear, the pushback against such politicians is swift and severe.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who now says she regrets voting for Trump, was forced out of GOP leadership after she turned on the former president. She was vocal about blaming Trump for the Jan. 6 incursion at the U.S. Capitol building and still insists he poses a threat to the nation.
“I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” she said. “We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language
Trump was a phenomenon that the establishment mainstays in both parties never seemed to grasp. However, the voters knew why they were pulling the lever for the political outsider and they continue to support Trump’s policies even after he’s left office. The party brass needs to wake up and realize Trump and his voters aren’t going away — or else they’ll risk losing elections indefinitely.