Former President Donald Trump (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
By Eric Mack | Sunday, 21 February 2021 02:27 PM
Former President Donald Trump does not just lead the Republican Party still, he ostensibly owns it, according to the latest Suffolk University-USA Today poll released Sunday.
By a near 2-to-1 margin, Republicans would leave the GOP to follow former President Donald Trump to a third party.
“We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us, and we all see Donald Trump fighting for us as hard as he can, every single day,” Brandon Keidl, 27, Republican small-business owner from Milwaukee told USA Today after being polled. “But then you have establishment Republicans who just agree with establishment Democrats and everything, and they don’t ever push back.”
The poll found 46% of Republicans would follow Trump to a new party, compared to just 26% that would stay with the GOP and remainder undecided. A majority of Trump voters (54%) are more loyal to the candidate than the party (34%).