Three-quarters of Republicans said they want ex President TrumpDonald Trump Six people guarding Roger Stone entered the Capitol during attack: NYT Cassidy writes column explaining vote to convict Trump Governor of Puerto Rico: Congress is ‘morally obligated’ to act on statehood vote MORE play a prominent role in the Republican Party despite his second impeachment, according to a poll published Monday, two days after his acquittal.
A Quinnipiac University Survey found that 75 percent of Republican respondents expressed interest in Trump continuing to play a prominent role in the Republican Party, while 21 percent said they wouldn’t want that.
Sixty percent of all Americans said they did not want Trump to play a major role in the Republican Party, including 96 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of independents.
The majority of those surveyed, 55 percent, also said the former president should not be allowed to hold elected office in the future. Republicans again deviated from the majority with 87 percent saying that Trump should be allowed to hold elected office.
“He may be depressed, but he’s certainly not in disgrace with the Republican Party. Twice indicted, vilified by Democrats at trial, and virtually silenced by social media … despite everything, Donald Trump maintains a strong position in the Republican Party. Fiesta, “said Tim Malloy, a poll analyst at Quinnipiac University, in a statement.
The Quinnipiac University survey polled 1,056 adults from February 11-14 with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
Trump was widely expected to be acquitted after a majority of Republican senators voted the trial unconstitutional on February 9 and he was officially acquitted on February 13.
Seven Republican senators sided with Democrats in voting to convict Trump in the most bipartisan Senate impeachment results in history. But the Senate fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict.
About half of those surveyed in the poll, at 51 percent, said they supported the Senate condemning Trump, including 92 percent of Democrats and 50 percent of independents. A large majority of Republicans (89 percent) said they were against condemning Trump.
The House indicted Trump in the last week of his presidency on allegations that he incited the mob that stormed the Capitol building on January 6. The riot resulted in the deaths of five people, including a Capitol police officer, and dozens of injuries to law enforcement officials. .
Most of those surveyed (54 percent) said they believe the former president is responsible for inciting violence on Capitol Hill, and 68 percent said they did not believe Trump did everything he could to stop the riot once it started. .