According to the latest CNN/SSRS poll, most GOPs want ex-United States President Donald Trump to remain the Republican leader. But differing opinions about Mr. Trump’s part in the GOP and his strength as future presidential candidate spotlights split within the party.
GOPs and GOP-leaning independents express sixty-three percent to thirty-seven percent. That Donald Trump should be the Republican party leader. But they’re equally divided over whether having the defeated ex-President back on the ticket in the next Presidential race would be an advantage.
CNN POLL CONDUCTED BY SSRS
Aug. 3-Sept. 7
Choice for Congress
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) September 12, 2021
Moreover, Fifty-one percent say that GOPs have a better opportunity of retaking the presidency if Mr. Trump is the candidate, with 49 percent expressing would be in a more advantageous position with a different candidate. That is a very changed prospect from 2019 when over 75 percent of GOPs stated their party had a better shot last year with Donald Trump as their candidate compared with a different one.
28% Extremely Enthusiastic About 2022 Midterms
That interest is down from seventy-eight percent who stated in March 2019 that the GOP would have a better position with ex-President Trump in the 2020 Presidential race. Moreover, nearly sixty percent express support for Donald Trump, and a belief that he won the 2020 race are at least a somewhat vital part of what being a GOP means to them.
The support for the ex-President isn’t evenly distributed throughout the GOP. Sixty-nine percent of GOPs without a college degree say Donald Trump should be party leader, compared with 49 percent of college degree holders. Nearly 72 percent of conservatives think Mr. Trump should be the party leader, compared to 49 percent of moderates in the GOP. Moreover, seventy-one percent of self-identified GOPs wish Trump to head the party, compared to fifty-one percent of GOP-leaning independents.
The CNN poll also looked at the 2022 midterm elections, which found forty-five percent of registered voters are possibly anticipated to vote for the Democratic congressional nominee and 44 percent for the Republican candidate.
Moreover, the poll conducted SSRS found that twenty-eight percent are extremely fanatic about 2022 voting, up from eighteen percent who stated the same in 2017 about the midterms in 2018, with GOPs slightly more fanatic, thirty percent extremely fanatic versus twenty-six percent for Democrats.
A full-service survey and market research company SSRS conducted the new CNN poll on Aug. 3 to Sept. 7 online and by telephone among a random 2119 adults.