The vast majority of Republican voters still love President Trump five months after he lost his bid for re-election, according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by former Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio, found that 81 percent of those who self-profess to be Republican or conservative still support the president and 88 percent approve of the job he did while in office.
Trump also rates high with the question of another bid in 2024.
Per The Hill:
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In a potential 2024 GOP primary, Trump gets the support of 51 percent of GOP voters. No other potential candidate breaks double digits in the survey.
Trump is trailed by former Vice President Mike Pence at 9 percent, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 7 percent, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at 6 percent and Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) at 5 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) comes in last of the contenders polled with 3 percent.
Trump is still the winning hand in the GOP.
Still, Fabrizio did identify certain categories of GOP voters:
Fabrizio’s survey did find divisions within the GOP and broke them down into five groups: “Diehard Trumpers,” who say the former president should lead the party and would “definitely” vote for him in a primary; “Trump Boosters,” a slight majority of whom would back Trump in a primary; “Post-Trump GOP” voters, who have a strong opinion of the job Trump did but believe he should not run in 2024; “Never Trump” Republicans who nearly unanimously agree Trump should not lead the party; and “Infowars GOP” voters, who boast near unanimous support for Trump and believe conspiracy theories like QAnon.
The poll shows the former president in a potential 2024 primary gets the support of zero percent of so-called post-Trump Republicans and never Trumpers. He gets 55 percent support among those characterized as “Trump Boosters,” 100 percent support among “diehard” Trump supporters and 80 percent support among “Infowars” Republicans.
Fabrizio broke the numbers down as follows: 27 percent are diehard Trumpers, 28 percent are Trump boosters, 20 percent are post Trump, and 10 percent are Infowars-styled Republicans.
“President Trump still wields tremendous influence over the party,” Fabrizio said, “yet it is not universal or homogenous.”
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