New Polling Shows Former President Trump Losing Support Among Republican Voters
A recent poll of Republican voters from Reuters shows significant declines in public support for Trump and his possible 2024 campaign.
Since the Jan 6th select committee began their public hearings, support for former President Trump has decreased among Republican voters, new polling suggests. Reuters/Ipsos polled Republican voters in early June and again in late July. The trend over that 6 week period shows a decrease in support for Trump. Below are some of the questions and how they polled among Republicans in June vs. July.
To what extent do you agree or disagree: Former President Donald Trump should NOT run for president again in 2024.
About one third of Republicans now strongly or somewhat agree with that statement, up about 25% since before the hearings. Additionally, there are less Republicans who strongly disagree with this statement, down 10 points from 51% to 41%.
To what extent do you agree or disagree: Trump is at least partly to blame for starting the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Since the hearings began, the number of Republicans who believe the former president has some responsibility for the attack on the Capitol has increased. Before, only around 30% agreed with this statement. Now, 6 weeks later, 40% of the Republicans polled strongly or somewhat believe Trump is at least partly to blame for the riot.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump.
Over half of Republicans polled believe the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. But, that number is decreasing. 55% now strongly or somewhat believe this statement. But just 6 weeks ago, over 65% of Republicans believed the election to be stolen.
Given this downward trend, is Donald Trump the right candidate for Republicans to back in 2024? Are those who are devout Trump supporters going to continue to jump ship as more information surrounding January 6th comes out? Or as more candidates emerge in the race for the next President of the U.S.?