Trump Approval Soars Amongst Republicans After Impeachment Acquittal
Trump's popularity grows with 77% approval among Republicans
Republicans want Donald Trump to “play a major role in their party going forward," according to polls.
A Morning Consult poll shows Trump's popularity is continuing to rise, despite impeahcment and Capitol protests
As Politico Reported:
A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted in the days following the Senate trial shows that despite the impeachment managers’ gripping presentation and video laying out Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 rampage, the GOP remains the undisputed party of Trump.
Fifty-nine percent of Republican voters said they want Trump to play a major role in their party going forward. That’s up 18 percentage points from a Morning Consult poll conducted on Jan. 7, and an increase of 9 points from a follow-up poll on Jan. 25, before the impeachment trial began.
While Trump’s overall favorability rating is an abysmal 34% in our latest poll, 81% of Republican respondents gave him positive marks. Trump was at 77% approval among Republicans on Jan. 7 and 74% on Jan.
Meanwhile, RINO Republicans who voted against Trump are not doing too well.
Neon Nettle reported that North Carolina Republicans are moving to censure Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) after the U.S. senator voted to convict Trump.
Burr was among seven Republicans who sided with Democrats in voting to convict Trump of inciting an insurrection on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol.
“I am going to vote to censure Sen. Richard Burr on behalf of the grassroots across the state and because I do truly feel that his vote was improper,” said Kyshia Lineberger, the state party’s national committeewoman.
“I’m really disheartened by his choice and his vote," Lineberger said, adding that Burr has “betrayed the trust of his constituents.”
Also, Mitt Romney’s vote to convict Trump could see him pay a big price.
“I’ve gotten phone calls and emails, and I’m seeing a lot of chat on Facebook that people want to do a measure of censure against Sen. Romney like we’ve seen against Liz Cheney in Wyoming, and the senator down in Louisiana,“ said Bob McEntee, a member of the Utah Republican Party’s State Central Committee.
A petition to censure Romney is now gaining momentum among Utah Republicans.
The petition blasts Romney for “embarrassing the state of Utah” and says that he “appears to be an agent for the Establishment Deep State.”
In an Op-Ed for The Tribune, Republican Richard Ott argues the case for censuring Romney.
“Granted, Romney was right in the middle of the capitol riot. His life was in danger and was protected by a courageous police officer. He has been the subject of many personal Twitter attacks from Trump," Ott wrote.
"It is also a fact that a majority of Utahns are not Trump supporters, so, by voting with the Democrats, Romney could reasonably say he was representing his constituents,” he added.
“So why did Sen. Mike Lee not vote with the Democrats as well?”