The following article, POLL: Republicans Are Very Worried About The Future of The Party, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Things have not been smooth for Republicans as of late, but that was kind of the point, wasn’t it?
The election of Donald Trump was set to signal an end to the status quo in Washington DC, with the New York business mogul acting as the proverbial bull in the China shop. The DC elite were suddenly on-notice, and conservatives who pinned their hopes on Trumpism were soon off to the races.
Now, however, after a violent insurrection that followed a much-maligned election, the GOP itself seems to be imploding. The establishment sect of the party is looking to return politics to the pre-Trump demeanor, while the rather large and vocal MAGA wing of the party continues to pledge allegiance to the former President.
Well, at least publicly.
A new poll shows that a vast majority of Republicans are very uneasy about where the GOP is headed…no matter if they’re MAGA or not.
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research captures widespread unease among Republicans over everything from the direction of the country to the state of American democracy and, in particular, President Joe Biden. Just 15% approve of the way Biden is handling his job, and 66% continue to say the Democrat was illegitimately elected, a lie perpetuated by Trump that underscores his persistent grip on GOP voters.
Republicans have plenty of concern about their own party, too. Fewer than half of Republicans, 41%, say they are optimistic about the GOP’s future. Just 13% say they are “very” optimistic. And one third, 33%, say they are pessimistic.
The rift that exists on the right side of the aisle is only likely to grow in the coming weeks, particularly as the January 6th select committee continues to use their power to vilify the red-hats within the GOP.
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