A new poll Sunday shows 46 per cent of Donald Trump’s voters would ditch the Republican Party if he formed his own political party – as some GOP lawmakers continue to break with the former president.
The Suffolk University/USA TODAY survey shows 27 per cent of respondents – those who voted for Trump in 2020 – would stick with the GOP even if Trump created his own party, while another 27 per cent say they are unsure what they would do.
Rumors emerged shortly after Trump left office on January 20 that he was considering creating his own party separate from the GOP focusing on an ‘America first’ agenda. His team quickly snuffed out those whispers, however, as the Senate impeachment trial loomed and there were fears Republican senators could turn against him.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said Sunday that Trump ‘should not define our [GOP’s] future’ and said if the former president did run for the White House again in 2024, he would not support him.
‘No, I wouldn’t. It’s time,’ Hutchinson told CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ in regards to the GOP looking forward.
‘He’s got a good family. I have worked with Ivanka and others, and they love America,’ the Republican governor continued. ‘But I would not support him for reelection in 2024. He’s going to have a voice, but – as former presidents do – but there’s many voices in the party.’
‘He should not define our future,’ Hutchinson said. ‘We have got to define it for ourself.’
The governor also warned: ‘He will only define our party if we let him define our party.’
Of the 1,000 Trump supporters polled February 15-19, one in five said the party should ditch Trump and realign themselves more with establishment Republ… (Read more)