70 Percent of Republicans Would Leave GOP for a Pro-Trump Third Party, According to Poll

A CBS News poll suggests that almost three-fourths of Republican voters would, in some capacity, be prepared to leave the GOP in favor of a third party founded by President Donald Trump, as reported by the Epoch Times.

The poll found that 33 percent of respondents said that they would definitely join such a party, while another 37 percent answered that they would “maybe” do the same. The remaining 30 percent said that they would remain with the GOP. The findings are similar to a HarrisX-Hill poll which reported that 64 percent of Republicans would join a third party led by President Trump.

Additionally, the CBS poll found that 73 percent of respondents expressed support for the GOP remaining loyal to the 45th president; 46 percent said that it is “very important” for the party to maintain its loyalty to the 45th president, with another 27 percent describing it as “somewhat important.” Only 15 percent described it as “not too important,” and a mere 12 percent said it is “not important at all.”

Furthermore, 71 percent of respondents said that it would be “disloyal” for any Republicans in the United States Senate to vote in favor of convicting President Trump in his second impeachment trial. Only 29 percent said that such a vote would be “principled.”

Lastly, the poll found that Republican voters are more likely to have hostile views of Democrats than vice-versa after recent events; 57 percent of respondents described Democrats as “enemies,” while 43 percent called them simply “political opposition.” Conversely, 41 percent of Democrats described Republicans as enemies, with 59 percent calling them political opposition.

The poll was conducted amongst 2,508 adults in the United States, with a margin of error of 2.3 percent.


About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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