A new CBS News- You Gov poll showed that around 65 percent of registered Republican respondents believed that it was crucial for the party to show some level of loyalty towards Donald Trump. However, around 35 percent disagreed with that opinion saying that the party did not need to show any form of loyalty towards Trump.
More specifically, of those who thought loyalty to the former President was important, 35 percent had said it was “very important” while 30 percent had said it was “somewhat important.”
Furthermore, 81 percent of registered Republican respondents have said that they want GOP candidates that follow similar “policies and proposals” as Trump. Only 19 percent of those respondents have said that they would like to see candidates with different proposals.
About 66 percent of registered Republican respondents said that they would also like to see candidates who shared Trump’s views on the 2020 election, while 34 percent did not wish for that to be the case. Fifty percent of all Republican respondents also said that their preferred candidate would also act differently than Trump did.
This poll further shows the differences within the GOP which have led to uncertainty in the party’s future. This is after the party already suffered from a surprisingly underwhelming result in the 2020 midterm elections. Many Trump-backed candidates did not manage to win in key races which has led to questions about the level of influence that the former President still has
Trump is also facing a number of investigations and legal battles. Despite this, in November he officially launched his third presidential campaign.