I feel like one of those people flying above the coast in a helicopter to get a first look at the damage and how the political landscape has shifted since Hurricane Joe made landfall.
“If there’s a civil war in the Republican Party, the voters who backed Donald Trump in November’s election are ready to choose sides.
An exclusive Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll finds Trump’s support largely unshaken after his second impeachment trial in the Senate, this time on a charge of inciting an insurrection in the deadly assault on the Capitol Jan. 6.
By double digits, 46%-27%, those surveyed say they would abandon the GOP and join the Trump party if the former president decided to create one. The rest are undecided. …”
Mitch lost the Republican Civil War.
46% would support the Patriot Party. 27% are undecided. 27% would support the GOP. It is the familiar 70/30 split again. The party is split between Trumpers (people who still back Trump), Trumpists (people who back Trumpism, but not necessarily Trump) and Republicans.
The GOP establishment is dead.
Donald Trump is now the GOP establishment.
“Half of those polled say the GOP should become “more loyal to Trump,” even at the cost of losing support among establishment Republicans. One in five, 19%, say the party should become less loyal to Trump and more aligned with establishment Republicans. …
They express stronger loyalty to Trump the person (54%) than they did to the Republican Party that twice nominated him for the White House (34%). …
Trump voters are prepared to punish those who crossed him. Eight in 10 say they would be less likely to vote for a Republican candidate who supported Trump’s impeachment, as 10 representatives did in the House. An equal portion, 80%, say the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump were motivated by political calculations, not their consciences. …
Only 4% say the impeachment trial made them less supportive of Trump; 42% say it made them more supportive. Fifty-four percent say it didn’t affect their support. …
By 2-1, 59%-29%, Trump voters say they want him to run for president again in 2024. If he ran, three of four, 76%, would support him for the nomination; 85% would vote for him in a general election. …”
Only 1 out of every 5 Republicans support the establishment. How can the establishment maintain the political correctness that no one supports anymore and everyone resents? Why do these people reflexively curl into a ball and show their bellies whenever a “journalist” writes a “story” about them? 92% of Republicans agree they are the Enemy of the People.
These numbers are consistent with the other polls that I had seen before my last podcast with Richard Spencer. No one was watching the impeachment trial. Everyone had dismissed it as a farce. It only strengthened Trump. The William Jennings Bryan analogy was on point.
The Cindy McCain interview below is an excellent illustration of the realignment and unification of cosmopolitan, suburban, neoliberal PMCs behind Joe Biden in the Democratic Party. The True Cons crowd are going over to the Democrats.