A new poll showed former President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., is significantly more popular among Republicans than the GOP heads in both chambers of Congress.
Trump Jr. has remained a vocal force within the Republican Party after his father left office and has been floated as a potential presidential or senatorial candidate. He hasn’t committed to making a run for office but has been an active member on the campaign trail working to get Republicans elected and it’s possible his endorsement could be an asset to candidates, as his father’s is.
A recent poll from Fabrizio, Lee & Associates, a survey research and strategic consulting firm, found Trump Jr. was the most attractive Republican among GOP voters. His net favorability rating was double that of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and 25 times higher than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to Axios.
McConnell, once a staunch ally of Trump’s, has found himself on the receiving end of the former president’s ire since the Capitol riot. The Senate leader blamed Trump for feeding the mob “lies” about the 2020 presidential election and provoking the attack at the Capitol on January 6.
In breaking with McConnell, Trump targeted the longtime GOP leader for being a weak legislator who has allowed Democrats to steamroll Republicans in moving their agenda forward. While attacking McConnell, Trump announced that he would primary Republicans in elections when necessary an… (Read more)