Poll: 2 in 3 Republicans likely to leave GOP if Trump forms third party

One new poll carries with it some bad news for Democrats — as well as those in the GOP who share an antipathy toward former President Donald Trump.

Despite an impending second impeachment trial against Trump, nearly two-thirds of the Republicans surveyed said they would abandon their party to join a new one started by the 45th president, according to The Hill.

1 in 3 Republicans “very likely” to join

The Hill/Harris X poll comes in the wake of press rumors that Trump had been considering the creation of a third party ahead of a possible re-entry into national politics, though insiders suggest it is unlikely to happen.

Nevertheless, pollsters found exceptionally broad support for a Trump-centered party, with 37% of all voters indicating that they would join. Surprisingly, 15% of Democrats expressed support, as did 28% of independents, The Hill reported.

Among Republican respondents, a clear majority said they would join a Trump party, including 32% who said they were “very likely” to do so.

The results appear to offer a sobering assessment of public sentiment for those who had hoped to see Trump’s political career forever dashed not only by his defeat in November’s election but through the backlash caused by last month’s deadly riot on Capitol Hill.

Democrats and a handful of Republicans have expressed support for a post-presidential impeachment, in large part because it would prevent Trump from running for federal office in the future.

“We will be back in some form”

Instead of seeking a third-party bid, however, Trump is said to be focused on solidifying his influence within the GOP, eyeing a route of political revenge against those in the Republican Party who backed the impeachment effort.

The latest poll results bolster the evidence that Trump has developed a wide and largely independent constituency that could inflict potentially serious damage to the Republican Party establishment.

“These numbers show that despite the Capitol riots Trump remains a political force to be reckoned with,” said Harris X CEO Dritan Nesho.

The pollster went on to assert that Trump “benefits from a diverse base of support making up over a third of voters, voters who are attracted to him on a number of issues that are yet to be properly addressed by, and co-opted by, Democratic and Republican elites.”

For his part, Trump has remained coy in discussing his political future, telling a crowd in his farewell address last month that his movement “will be back in some form,” according to Business Insider.

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  1. Without President Trump back in The white House, America can kiss our country goodbye!!! We have LIARS, SNEAKS & CHEATS in there now, THEY HAVE TO GO!!!!

    1. soooooo many people know this…… we dont want or need these liers…cheatering vote stealing crap a rats in our offices!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! time to get them out….. vote for moreeeeee republicans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. WHEN YOU READ WHAT MCCONNELL, RYAN, ROMNEY, PENCE WERE ALL UNDERMINING PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM BEFORE HE CAME DOWN THE ESCALATOR WE NEED A NEW PARTY AND I WILL SIGN UP IMMEDIATELY IF PRESIDENT TRUMP STARTS ONE. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS DEAD, THEY JUST DON’T GET IT YET.

    2. Rose P, I can tell you’re a real lady who is holding back a little on the name-calling. How you described these people in the White is just a spit in the bucket to what they really are. I don’t use that type of language either…unless I’m forced to.

    3. Send me your email to (fwn22116 at yahoo dot com) and I will send you video proof of how the democrats cheated to put Joe Biden in the White House! I need as many people as possible to do this so that this video can be seen from border to border and coast to coast!

    4. You forgot! my dear lifers, that live out of our Tax money and getting rich everyday and do not earn a days pay, all they want is to make others miserable with their actions, let get rid of them and How?

    5. I support your comments and fully concur. And whatever Trump decides to do politically he will have my full support. We must get rid of those lying gas-bags (Democrats and “Rinos”) who only desire personal fame, recognition and wealth and oppose Trump for their own grandiosity. Add to them those used-up dishrags like Pelosi, Waters, AOC, Harris and others of their ilk!

    6. If you don’t put Trump back in then we can kiss America goodbye because it will be run by China wake the Hell up people can’t you see what is really going on with the DEMON RATS are doing to Our great America I hope Trump starts another party because I know a lot of people will follow him

    7. I believe they should go too and God’s doing something about that ! Listen to Amanda Grace Ministries on u tube very powerful ❤

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  3. President Trump was NOT defeated in the election! He is still the LEGALLY elected President of the United States. Cheating, lying biden and all of the demonrats in congress and the Rinos belong in Gitmo!

      1. Mine is in the front. In an 5’x8′ window so it doesn’t get trashed by the wind, sun-bleached & worn, hangs straight & flat at all times, in perfect view from the road.

    1. Trump is the best in my 78 years of life I would gladly join his party As a veteran I will always thank him

  4. All I can say is that they will be sorry for joining up with Trump. He cannot win without a good substantial load of people and who would want him back in the White House. NOT ME!!!!!

    1. Don’t CARE what YOU want…WE want him BACK! He did more good for AMERICA than ANY Democrat EVER has, and more than MOST Republicans…

    2. SHIRLEY …WHERE IS YOUR EYES AND HEART..NOT WITH THE AMERICANS??
      WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING THE PAST 5 YEARS..IF TRUMP WAS SO BAD YOU SHOULD GO TO SOME OTHER COUNTRY..BUT LIKE ALL THE REST OF THE HOLLYWOOD MOB …NO ONE LEFT , BUT THEY STILL RECIEVED THE BENEFITS OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENT.AND HE WAS THE BEST ..AND AS HE SAYS “THE BEST IS YET TO COME” PRAISE GOD .

    3. Shirley, Trump did win with a substantial load of “live” people who didn’t get their votes counted. I’d love to hear back from you when your toes start getting squeezed as a result of this stollen election. I’m not one who likes to say, I told you so, but I can sure think it.

    4. I guess you prefer the current dictator to one of the greatest if not the greatest men to ever serve as President of the United States of America! Trump 2024!

    5. And you want to keep what’s in office now?
      The current President is definitely setting new historical records. He managed to put more good American workers out of a job in record time (and it continues) than any other President in history. I don’t even think he understands all of the documentation he is signing.

  5. The establishment (swamp) is on both sides of the isle. The only true conservatives showed their colors while President Trump was being attacked; so did the RINO’s

  6. We have to throw put the RINOS. They are ruining this country along with the Dumocrats. We want our Free Speech back and all the other freedoms we are losing.

  7. I’ve been a republican my entire adult life but I would leave it in a heartbeat for a Trump party. Betcha lots more like me too.

  8. President Trump is still a force to be reckoned with! Why do you think the demonrats want to stop him from running again? Because WE want him back in office, too bad Shirley, but they will not get their way! The big majority of people are on HIS side( other than the rinos) are you one of THEM?

  9. Thank you conservative Institute for giving me a voice to vent @ exchange my pain with other Patriots.
    GOD Bless You &
    GOD Bless America 🇺🇸

  10. Our President Donald J. Trump is the best and greatest of all times . God bless you the people’s PRESIDENT ; PRESIDENT TRUMP GOD BLESS YOU SIR.

  11. Oh yes, he is going to be back and all of these Communist Democrats and their terrorist followers are all going to pay for their crimes of treason. God is in charge and he has always been in charge evil never wins.

    1. The Clintons can always say that he was a illegitimate President and I could not find why? Now I know!!!!! the person in the white house now is the illegitimate President, his Presidency was stolen.

  12. You bet ya. If Trump does this I will be there. The democrat needs a remake too. I would love to have a party that listens to the people all the time. Some Republicans are rhinos and what they do is against what we believe. We went with Trump because he listened to the people who put him there. We wanted change. The dems/Biden are busy destroying all of it. I hope they get the karma they deserve for ignoring the american people. For killing the good that had embraced America when Trump took office.
    It is so sad to see America die. God help America against the bad that has come to America.

  13. President Trump, please be careful to recognize who is truly dedicated to our country separate them from those whose are in name only as Republican / conservative politician. From their speeches, communicating for a period of time I can distinguished who are the True dedicated Americans. I am an Asian American. From how they speak, their mannerism , content of their messages, I can detect . Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz , Nunez, Green, Collin, Howley, another young veteran guy, they are 200 percent patriotic. K McCarthy, McConnel, – no way . They follow where the wind blows, said something that Trump is partly responsible- just that statement make me sick. No ownership .

  14. President Trump has proven himself as an American, a father, husband, and businessman! When do we leave Mr. President?
    I’ve been a registered Republican my entire adult life, and I’m dissatisfied with the entire political system in America, and if something doesn’t change, I’m going to leave America!

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