Former President TrumpDonald Trump Blinken holds first calls as Biden’s Secretary of State, senators discussing Trump’s no-confidence motion Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they ‘forgot who the true leader was’ MOREThe standing among Republicans has improved a bit since he left office, by approx. half of the GOP respondents, who in a new poll indicate that they would like to see him play an important role in the future of the party.
Fifty percent of Republican voters who participated in the new Morning Consult poll said Trump should play an “important role”
Women drove the recovery with a 15-point increase among likely GOP female voters who say they want to see Trump as a key player in the party’s future.
Wednesday’s poll also showed that 81 percent of Republicans have positive attitudes toward Trump, with more than half saying they have strong feelings on the issue. The night before his second U.S. House accusation of his role in the riots, 76 percent of Republicans said they viewed him favorably.
Three out of ten Republicans also said in the new poll that they would prefer to participate in a “Patriot Party” if it was led by Trump, where 25 percent said they would be a draw in such a scenario.
Trump has not made any final statements about his political future since leaving office last week, saying “we will be back in some form” during his last remarks as president.
House impeachment managers delivered an article of impeachment for “inciting rebellion” against Trump to the Senate earlier this week, and senators were sworn in as jurors for an upcoming trial Tuesday.
Tuesday afternoon late. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard Paul Senators discuss Trump censorship resolution Senate GOP signals likely to acquit Trump for second time Trump ex-chief says Senate vote signals indictment ‘death on arrival’ MORE (R-Ky.) Introduced a business order on the Senate floor declaring a former president charged with the Constitution, and therefore the Senate should not hear the case against Trump.
Only five Republicans broke with their party and voted with the Democrats to present Paul’s proposal, which failed, but indicated the majority of the council meeting chaired by the Senate minority leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Humanist Report host criticizes ‘Conservative Democrats:’ They ‘have more power’ than progressive Progressive Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they ‘forgot who the true leader was’, Biden’s cabinet was gradually confirmed of the Senate (R-Ky.) Probably will not vote to judge Trump. Democrats who have a majority in a 50-50 Senate with a White House Democrat will need a total of 67 votes to do so.
Trump has signaled support for at least one former aide seeking public office after spending time in his White House.
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersHouse Republican condemns anti-Trump celebrities accused of hearing Sarah Sanders on Trump’s reportedly deadly criticism: ‘These comments did not happen’ Sarah Sanders memoir says Trump joked she should join Kim Jong Un MORE Sanders announced Monday that she intends to run for governor of her home state of Arkansas. She proclaimed Trump’s performance and promised to take on “the radical left” and took the former president’s support a few hours later.
Trump and other former top aides have set up an “office for the former president” that they said will handle his “correspondence, public statements, appearances and official activities.”
The Morning Consult poll was conducted on 22-25. January among 599 Republican voters and 581 Trump voters. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.