Trump Bigger Than The GOP?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

An NBC poll released on Sunday (August 21) shows more Republican support for the former President over the GOP.

The recent figures show that among Republican voters, 41 percent expressed their support for Trump over The GOP, a 7-point increase from May’s numbers when that figure was about 34 percent.

The rise in Trump-over-GOP supporters corresponds with the decline in the GOP-over-Trump. Back in May, 58 percent of the poll’s participants revealed that they support the Republican Party over the former President. That figure dropped to just over 50 percent in August’s polling figures.

Trump has wielded immense influence in the GOP since leaving office in 2020. However, it also appears that as the former President finds himself embroiled in another controversy, this time centered around the FBI’s raid of his Mar-a-Lago residence, support for him increases.

In the wake of the raid, Republicans — including the party’s most prominent faces — have come out in support of the former President by lambasting the bureau for the raid and insinuating or alleging the search and seizure was politically motivated.

Even without this sudden spike in support, Trump has managed to ostracize many of his political foes, with 8 of the 10 House Republicans voting to impeach the former President, either losing their seats or deciding not to seek reelection.

Last week, it was Rep. Liz Cheney’s turn to be on the receiving end of Trump’s massive influence in the GOP when she experienced a thirty-point loss to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman.