The Quinnipiac University survey determined that the overwhelming majority of Republicans still support Trump, despite Democrats’ efforts to impeach him again.
Only 21% of Republicans said they wanted Trump to leave the GOP, while 87% said Trump should be allowed to hold elected office again.
“He may be down, but he is certainly not out of favor with the GOP. Twice impeached, vilified by Democrats in the trial, and virtually silenced by social media … Despite it all, Donald Trump keeps a solid foothold in the Republican Party,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a statement.
Another poll released on Tuesday found Trump way ahead of any other potential 2024 Republican nominees.
NEW: 2024 primary poll shows Trump dominating:
Donald Trump 53%
Mike Pence 12%
Donald Trump Jr. 6%
Nikki Haley 6%
Mitt Romney 4%
Ted Cruz 4%
Marco Rubio 2%
Mike Pompeo 2%
Josh Hawley 1%
Tom Cotton 1%
Tim Scott 1%
Kristi Noem 1%
Larry Hogan 1%
Rick Scott 0%https://t.co/zZhuv0pIac
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) February 16, 2021
Before the Jan. 6 Capitol siege, it was expected that Trump would run for president again in 2024.
But he has not mentioned any future plans since leaving office, though he did hint that he would come back to the political realm in some capacity.
Past reports suggested Trump might launch a media network, social media company, or even a new political party as part of his effort to continue building the Make America Great Again movement.
Trump’s senior adviser Jason Miller said Republicans can expect to hear “a lot more from [Trump] in the coming days.”
“In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people,” Trump said in a statement after the Senate voted to acquit him this weekend.