New Poll Shows Likely Republican Voters Prefer President Trump to GOP
President Donald Trump is the people’s sledgehammer: he was elected to destroy Washington’s old guard, to snap the cycle of corruption and put Americans first—to drain the swamp.
This is painfully obvious to anyone on the outside-looking-in, but apparently not the GOP. Congressional Republicans still (somehow) think the American people are on their side: they seem to think that the 2016 primary election, in which Donald Trump crushed the establishment candidates like “Low Energy Jeb” and “Little Marco”, was just a fluke.
I suppose that if the election results weren’t a wake-up call, nothing will be. But that’s no reason to ignore the new polling data from Rasmussen Reports shows definitively that most Republicans support the President over the party: 57 percent of likely GOP voters agree that the “Republican Party should be more like the president.” Conversely, just one-third think the party should be more like the Senate Republicans instead (the margin of error is 3 percent, with 95 percent confidence).
On top of this some 67 percent of Republicans think that their representatives in Congress have lost touch with the party’s base. Part of the reason is ideological, but part is that they’re ineffective. In fact, only 19 percent of Republicans—and 11 percent of the general electorate—think that the performance of the GOP-controlled Senate is “good” or “excellent.” Most see their performance as lackluster, or poor.
And as has been stated, the ideological gulf between America’s conservatives and the GOP is widening—nowhere is this more true than when it comes to immigration.
For example, voters (not just Republicans) in swing-states like Michigan, Florida, and Ohio favor the RAISE Act (which would cut legal immigration in to America by 50 percent) by a 3:1 ratio. In other words, it’s not even close: Americans want immigration reform.
And yet, the GOP establishment sits on its hands while many of its most influential Congressmen openly oppose the Act. The party is clearly failing to represent the people’s will.
This situation can’t continue forever: the mid-term elections will be a rude awakening for the GOP unless they get in line.