Despite the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump remains deeply popular in the Republican Party.
Yesterday’s outcome of the Senate impeachment trial proved that with 43 out of 50 GOP senators voting to acquit the former president. Trump has since released a statement thanking these Republican Senate members and his attorneys.
Now, a CNBC poll taken earlier this month shows that the majority of the Republican Party wants the former president to stay in politics, Breitbart News confirms.
The GOP on Having Trump in Politics
According to the survey’s findings, 54% of the country believes that Trump ought to remove himself from the political world for good. When reviewing the number of Republicans who share this outlook, the number significantly drops.
Per CNBC, 74% of GOP members are supportive of Trump staying active in U.S. politics. Of this 74%, some of the Republicans want the former president to lead the party, whereas others believe that Trump can do well in the GOP without necessarily leading the party.
I hope Congress will now get back to doing the work of the American people and will start helping to create a spirit of unity, rather than driving a wedge of disunity between us, as Democrats have done the last four years.
— Sen. Kevin Cramer (@SenKevinCramer) February 13, 2021
A minority 11% of Republicans would like the 45th president to begin a third party; however, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel confirms that she’s spoken with Trump and he has no plans to start a third party.
Of course, 81% of Democrats want Trump to completely remove himself from the political scene; interestingly enough, just 47% of Independent voters share the same outlook regarding the former president’s involvement in our nation’s politics.
Trump’s Future in Politics
Following the Senate’s acquittal of the 45th president, “#Trump2024” became one of the top trends on Twitter. Many Republicans would like to see the former president take another shot at a second term come 2024. Ultimately, only time will tell whether or not Trump decides to stake out another run for the White House.
My full statement on the outcome of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/pWsY6cJiGl
— Senator John Boozman (@JohnBoozman) February 13, 2021
According to the former president himself and GOP congressional leaders, Trump will have a role in helping Republicans win the midterm elections. The ultimate goal, however, is to get the GOP back in control of the House of Representatives.
This would mark a major win for the Republican Party; moreover, removing Democrats’ majority power in the House of Representatives would mean that Nancy Pelosi loses her House speakership.
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