The Republican Get together within the period following Donald J. Trump’s presidency is comprised of 5 “tribes” which have ranging affinity for the previous president and totally different needs in relation to seeing him proceed to steer the social gathering, in response to a brand new survey by Mr. Trump’s former pollster.
The survey of 1,264 voters, who’re registered Republicans or determine as Republicans, is the primary complete one performed about G.O.P. voter sentiment since Mr. Trump left workplace, and as he considers working once more in 2024. It was performed by the Republican polling agency Fabrizio and Lee — which labored for Mr. Trump in his 2020 marketing campaign however doesn’t any longer.
The previous president “nonetheless wields large affect over the social gathering, but it’s not common or homogeneous,” the pollsters wrote of their abstract. “We discovered that there are clear and distinct ‘tribes’ of Trump supporters throughout the G.O.P. and, not surprisingly, a small By no means Trump group.”
These “tribes” had been recognized as “Trump Boosters,” “Die-hard Trumpers,” “Put up-Trump G.O.P.,” “By no means Trump,” and “Infowars G.O.P.” The latter group, amongst different issues, was described as viewing QAnon conspiracy theories favorably and believing in lots of them.
In keeping with the info, some 57 % of Republicans polled mentioned they might assist Mr. Trump in an election once more. That’s a robust majority, however nowhere close to the job approval that he enjoys amongst all Republicans polled, which was 88 %.
Among the many teams, in response to the survey, there have been some distinctions when it comes to how they seen Trump.
The group recognized as “Die-hard Trumpers” — supporters of the previous president who would again him in a hypothetical main no matter who else was working however who don’t consider in QAnon conspiracy theories — comprised 27 % of the Republican voters surveyed. One other 28 % comprised the “Trump Boosters,” Republicans who mentioned they approve of how Mr. Trump did his job, however solely a slight majority of them assist him being the nominee once more, and they’re extra supportive of the Republican Get together than Mr. Trump personally.
The “By no means Trump” Republicans comprised 15 % of the Republicans surveyed. One other 20 % had been described as “Put up-Trump G.O.P.,” who like Mr. Trump however wish to see another person because the social gathering’s nominee.
The “Infowars G.O.P.” voters, named for the conspiracy-laden information outlet that was based by Alex Jones, comprised 10 % of the voters surveyed, removed from a majority however a major sufficient portion of voters that, in a multicandidate main, may play an element. Solely 13 % of all of the voters surveyed believed in QAnon conspiracy theories, the ballot confirmed, however 69 % of the “Infowars G.O.P.” voters backed these theories.