Most Americans Believe Trump Will Maintain Influence in GOP

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The outcome of the 2020 presidential remains still undetermined; however, there are many Trump supporters who have concerns. Multiple states have already certified their votes for Biden; meanwhile, the General Services Administration has transferred to Biden the necessary funding and access to begin a formal transfer of power.

President Trump maintains that litigation is still ongoing and the race is far from over; however, uncertainties about whether or not Trump will ultimately secure a second term are still present.

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According to Newsmax, a new poll shows that most voters believe Trump will maintain influence in the Republican Party, even if Joe Biden is officially inaugurated and sworn into the White House.

The Roots of Trumpism in the Republican Party

Per a Morning Consult/Politico survey, the president’s influence in the GOP will not wane, regardless of the 2020 presidential election’s final outcome. 68% of polled Republicans stated Trump to be most in tune with rank-and-file GOPers.

Meanwhile, significant majorities of other Republicans would support Trump in a 2024 race and believe that he has the best interests of the nation at heart. The findings from this survey very much indicate that right-wing support for the president remains at an all-time high, even with the ongoing 2020 presidential election in the air.

Another poll from this week has also shown that 79% of Trump voters are of the belief that Democrats stole the election. Meanwhile, a significant majority of Republicans also maintain that fraud tainted the legitimacy of the 2020 race.

The Future of the Republican Party

The role and impact that President Trump has had on the GOP is undeniable; in fact, the president played a huge role in so many House Republicans retaining their seats and taking seats priorly occupied by Democrats. Due to the wins of House Republicans, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy believes that they can win back majority control of the body come 2022.

Ongoing run-off races happening in Georgia will also greatly impact the GOP’s future. It will determine whether or not Republicans keep the Senate majority or lose it to Democrats. Right now, both run-offs remain intense, with both sides looking to secure a victory.

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence visited Georgia to stump for Senators Perdue and Loeffler. Since Pence’s visit, reports indicate that Biden will soon visit the Peach State to stump for Ossoff and Warnock.

What do you think the future of the GOP looks like? Let us know down below in the comments section.