Survey: 1/3 of Trump Voters Say That If He Formed the Patriot Party They Would Join
Despite his repeated undemocratic actions, Republicans stood with Donald Trump nearly every step of the way. But in the end, they wouldn’t help him overturn the results of the 2020 election. And anything less than 100% commitment isn’t enough for the ex-President.
Partly due to revenge and partly to stay relevant, Trump has been talking about starting his own party. If the ex-President was to form “The Patriot party” it would make it almost impossible for Republicans to win elections going forward. Still, nearly 1/3 of Trump voters say that they would join the group.
The results came via a Morning Consult poll. They report:
“On top of that, Trump’s musings about forming a so-called “Patriot Party” have piqued the interest of more than a third of 2020 Trump voters (35%) and 30% of Republican voters overall. In fact, Trump’s Patriot Party splits both groups of voters—Republicans and Trump voters—roughly into thirds, with a third sticking with the GOP, a third interested in joining the new party, and a third who say they aren’t interested in affiliating with either party or else hold no opinion on the matter.”
Over the weekend, the New York Times Maggie Haberman threw cold water on the idea of a 3rd political party. She tweeted, “In last 24 hours, after floating through a few folks that he was considering creating a third-party as a way to keep Senate Rs in line ahead of impeachment, Trump has been talked out of that and is making clear to people he isn’t pursuing it, per ppl familiar w his thinking.”
In last 24 hours, after floating through a few folks that he was considering creating a third-party as a way to keep Senate Rs in line ahead of impeachment, Trump has been talked out of that and is making clear to people he isn't pursuing it, per ppl familiar w his thinking.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 24, 2021