Donald Trump Has Firm Grip on GOP, New Poll Finds

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(RightWing.org) – There’s little doubt within the American conservative movement that Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican Party. Anyone doubting his position within the GOP needs to look no further than recent polling to see the truth of his grip over the party.

On Wednesday, April 20, YouGov America released the results of its latest survey. The massive 134-question poll dug deep into America’s opinion regarding several politicians, political issues, and their thoughts on the government’s continued approach to COVID-19.

Donald Trump dominated the results regarding his net favorability among Republican participants. He had a +63 rating compared to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ +53 approval rating. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Trump’s former UN ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley came in with +43 and +41, respectively. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Mitt Romney ranked the lowest among GOP respondents, with net favorability ratings of -3 and a stunning -31, respectively.

Only 12% of Republicans thought the country was heading in the right direction, with only 28% of the total participants saying the same. A whopping 3% of Republicans and 4% of all respondents gave the economy high marks. Asked about the war in Ukraine, 3% of Republicans said they supported Russia, while 77% said they sympathized more with Ukraine.

YouGov conducted the web-based poll from April 9 to 12. Of the 1,500 respondents, 1303 were registered voters. The poll has a margin of error of +/-2.9% (adjusted for weighting) and +/-3.1% (registered voters).

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