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POLL: Most Republicans Want To See Trump Play Big Role In GOP Going Forward

Three out of four Republicans want to see former President Trump play a big role in the GOP going forward.

That’s the headline from a new Quinnipiac University national poll conducted Thursday through Sunday, during and after the acquittal of Trump in his Senate impeachment trial. Only a fifth of Republicans questioned in the survey said they don’t want the former president to continue to play a dominate role in the party he reshaped and ruled over during his stormy four years in the White House.

According to the poll, 87% of Republicans said that Trump should be allowed to hold elected office again. That stands in contrast to the 55% of all respondents in the survey who said the former president should be barred from holding elective office in the future.


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  1. To win in 2024, the Republicans need one of two things to happen:

    1. The Democrats shoot themselves in foot (cf. 2016, 1984).

    2. They can get the support of both the traditional Republicans (conservative, anti-tax, anti-spending, small government) and the “deplorables” (populist, big spending, big government, i.e. Trump supporters). They need both to win, so the best path to victory is someone whom Trump supports who can also appeal to the old fashioned “main street Republicans”. The GOP needs Trump, but to win, they need Trump PLUS.

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