According to brand new polls, three out of four Republicans want to see former President Donald Trump play a very big role in the GOP going forward.
The poll was put out by Quinnipiac University and was conducted between Thursday and Sunday of last week when the former president was officially acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial. There was only a fifth of the Republicans surveyed who said they didn’t want Trump involved in a dominate role within the party.
Hey, hate to tell those folks, but Trump completely reshaped the GOP and blew the establishment apart during his rough and tumble administration.
According to the poll, 87% of Republicans said that Trump should be allowed to hold elected office again. That stands in contrast to the 55% of all respondents in the survey who said the former president should be barred from holding elective office in the future.
— Quinnipiac University Poll (@QuinnipiacPoll) February 15, 2021
“He may be down, but he is certainly not out of favor with the GOP. Twice impeached, vilified by Democrats in the trial, and virtually silenced by social media … despite it all, Donald Trump keeps a solid foothold in the Republican Party,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy highlighted.
The Quinnipiac University poll questioned 1,056 adults, with a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The former president was acquitted of one count of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by right wing extremists and other Trump supporters aiming to disrupt congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Seven GOP senators joined all 50 Democrats in the Senate in voting to convict Trump on Saturday. While there was bipartisan support to convict the former president, the tally was 10 votes shy of the 67 needed to convict Trump.
Former President Trump was a man who gave a voice to millions of Americans who have been silenced by the far-left. These individuals have been spit on by Democrats and made out to be racist, fascist villains.
Trump fought back against these false characterizations and went to bat for these individuals by pushing back against the media and giving them a dose of their own medicine.
It’s no wonder so many people love the guy and want to see him have a big influence over the future of the Republican Party. He kept his promises, put good policies into motion. What’s not to like?