In a recent NBC poll taken among Republican voters, more considered themselves ‘Trump supporters’ than ‘supporters of the Republican Party’.
A lot more, in fact.
According to the final poll numbers, 58% considered themselves Trump supporters while only 38% considered themselves party people.
What’s more interesting is that there was only 2% overlap, which means there are at least two distinct camps under the GOP tent.
And that might explain why the Republican Congress is so unpopular these days…among Republicans.
They’ve campaigned on things like repealing Obamacare, building a wall and cutting taxes and government waste but have actually done not one of them.
This so-called ‘populist revolution’ isn’t going away anytime soon as long as politicians keep acting like politicians.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Welcome to the new state of American politics:
An NBC/WSJ poll released Thursday reveals that more Republican voters consider themselves a “supporter of Donald Trump” rather than a “supporter of the Republican Party.”
A whopping 58 percent of respondents indicated they considered themselves Trump supporters, while only 38 percent indicated they considered themselves supporters of the Republican party. 2 percent see themselves as both, while 1 percent said they were neither.
After watching the Republican “majority” being held hostage by the thoroughly loathsome John McCain for the last two months this shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Despite the Republican domination at the federal and state level, the party is a bit adrift. It is nigh impossible to quickly state what the GOP stands for anymore.
Are they the small government party? No, they simply favor a slightly less bloated federal bureaucracy than do the Democrats.
Are they the party of lower taxes? As I mentioned in this video earlier, they are the party that likes to talk about lower taxes. A lot.
If pressed, most Republicans would probably just say that the Republicans are “not the Democrats” when trying to describe their own party. The Democrats are even more adrift after Barack Obama left the party’s cupboard bare, so that is enough for a lot of people.
The people voting Republican all over America these last few years have very little in common with the Republicans in Washington and the latter group is almost completely unaware of that. They better get a grip on that soon.