Nearly all Republicans would like to see the previous president continue to play an important role in the party.
A sample survey found 75% of GOP supporters want Donald Trump to continue to play a dominant role in the Republican Party.
According to the latest Quinnipiac University National Poll, only 21% of Republicans did not like the idea of the former president continuing to reshape the party.
The poll shows the former president, acquitted of inciting insurrection, is still a favorite among voters. President Trump is so popular that 87% of Republicans want him to make a comeback while only 11% did not.
“He may be down but he is certainly not out of favor with the GOP,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a statement. “Twice impeached, vilified by Democrats in the trial, and virtually silenced by social media [and]—despite it all—Donald Trump keeps a solid foothold in the Republican Party.”
Nearly 90% of GOP supporters expressed their disdain for the second House Democrat–led impeachment on the so called charge of inciting insurrection. Only 9% of Republicans wanted the Senate trial to convict President Trump.
A total of 56% of Republicans believed that Trump did everything he could to stop the insurrection. Only 34% did not.
In addition to this, only 45% of all 1,056 respondents thought the former president was responsible for the Capitol riots on Jan. 6. Just 6% directly blamed President Trump, and even they did not believe there should have been any criminal charges, let alone an impeachment process.
“The history books may recount the Senate choosing not to deliver a lethal blow to Trump’s political career but the second paragraph may well underscore the voting public’s will,” Malloy said.
Voters were equally divided at 44% about whether the previous president should be censured in the Senate for his actions after the November election. The remaining 12% did not have any opinion.
The survey was conducted nationwide between Feb. 11 and Feb. 14 and claims to have a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Surveys are promised to adhere to “industry best practices” and are based on random samples of adults using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cellphones.
The average American is more optimistic about President Trump’s performance than at the beginning of his first term in the Oval Office.
A recent presidential tracking poll shows more than half of respondents approved of the first president in more than 30 years to not start a war.
“51% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance,” the Rasmussen Reports website said. “[Only] 48% disapprove. The latest figures include 36% who strongly approve of the job Trump is doing.”
Rasmussen revealed its results differed from other polls, which claimed the president had a much lower approval rating because its analysts conducted a much more thorough research.