Trump gains support from GOP
Former President Trump's standing among Republicans has slightly improved since leaving office, with about half of GOP respondents indicating in a new poll they'd like to see him play a significant role in the party's future.
Fifty percent of Republican voters polled in the new Morning Consult survey said Trump should play a “major role” in the party, an increase of 9 percentage points since his supporters rioted at the U.S. Capitol after he addressed them and repeated unproven claims of election fraud.
Women drove the uptick with a 15-point surge among likely GOP female voters who say they wish to see Trump as a key player in the party's future.
Wednesday's survey also found 81 percent of Republicans have positive views of Trump, with more than half saying they hold strong feelings on the issue. On the night before his second impeachment by the U.S. House over his role in the rioting, 76 percent of Republicans said they viewed him favorably.
The Democrats' impeachment effort looks like another partisan hit job with no material support from Republicans. If anything it probably makes it harder for Democrats to work with Republicans, much less persuade them to vote for them. Their "deprogramming" message has further angered Republican voters. What it demonstrates is a lack of comprehension on their part of what motivates the support from Trump.