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    Poll: GOP Voters Want the Party to Stand By Trump

    Poll: GOP Voters Want the Party to Stand By Trump

    74% of Republican voters “said party officials should continue to support Trump”

    Trump’s now infamous “hot mic” comments while aboard an Access Hollywood tour bus have caused not only a flurry of GOP endorsement withdrawals and calls for his withdrawing from the race, but according to one poll released today, they’ve also prompted GOP voters to demand that the Republican party continue to support Trump.

    From a former RNC chair saying Trump’s campaign “can’t be salvaged” and Condoleezza Rice saying “Enough” and calling on Trump to resign to such disparate members of Congress as Jason Chaffetz, John Thune, Mike Lee, and John McCain withdrawing their endorsements, the political class on the Republican side has made its feelings about Trump in light of the most recent revelations quite clear.

    Equally clear, at this point, is that some Trump mega-donors and the majority of Trump voters want the GOP to stand by their man.

    Politico reports:

    A wave of Republican officials abandoned Donald Trump on Saturday, but, at least for now, rank-and-file Republicans are standing by the party’s presidential candidate, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted immediately after audio was unearthed Friday that had the GOP nominee crudely bragging about groping women and trying to lure a married woman into an affair.

    Overall, fewer than four-in-10 voters — 39 percent — think Trump should end his presidential campaign, while only slightly more voters, 45 percent, think he should not drop out.

    Breaking this down by party, the numbers are predictable with Republicans supporting Trump and Democrats declining to do so.

    Politico continues:

    But voters are largely viewing Trump’s comments through their own partisan lens: 70 percent of Democrats say Trump should end his campaign, but just 12 percent of Republicans — and 13 percent of female Republicans — agree.

    As of now, GOP voters largely want the party to stand behind Trump. Nearly three-quarters of Republican voters, 74 percent, surveyed on Saturday said party officials should continue to support Trump. Only 13 percent think the party shouldn’t back him.

    Morning Consult reports:

    Overall support for Donald Trump dropped just one point in a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll taken immediately after the 2005 Access Hollywood video leaked. Trump would get 38 percent of the vote if the election were held today, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would get 42 percent.

    The poll is the first national survey to test voters’ opinions after the video became public Friday afternoon. A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll taken days earlier on October 5-6 had Trump at 39 percent and Clinton at 41 percent.

    The poll shows support for Trump among GOP voters, but it also shows that Hillary is ahead in both a four-way and a two-way race.

    Politico concludes:

    Still, Hillary Clinton leads Trump in the four-way race for the White House by four points, 42 percent to 38 percent, with eight percent supporting Gary Johnson, three percent supporting Jill Stein and nine percent undecided. Clinton also leads by four in a two-way race, 45 percent to 41 percent.

    Operatives in both parties say they believe it will take several days — and Sunday night’s debate at Washington University in St. Louis — to have the video bake into the public consciousness.


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    VetHusbandFather | October 9, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Trump might have survived these comments alone. Mainly because of Hillary’s past. Now with actual allegations on top of these comments, he is done. The best thing he could do now is bow out and let a respectable man like Pence take the helm.

    For all you Trump fanboys out there, congrats A-Holes. This should have been the easiest election cycle ever. Hillary sucks at debates, she sucks at relating to people, she is corrupt to the core with a new scandal emerging every day, her actual record of accomplishments is tragic, and she quite literally hid from the media for her entire campaign. I can’t think of anyone that could possibly screw this up… except Trump. We warned you so this is on you. Enjoy president Clinton and Loretta Lynch on the Supreme Court.

      Sanddog in reply to VetHusbandFather. | October 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Do Not blame the Trump supporters. Blame the establishment republicans who have been bowing down to the gods of progressivism for the last two decades. This is still the USA and people are tired of being browbeaten 24/7/365 by the left. And, they’re tired of seeing the Republicans in DC cringe and cower every single time the left goes on attack. Why on earth would you be surprised when they finally picked a candidate who just might fight back?

        VetHusbandFather in reply to Sanddog. | October 9, 2016 at 9:02 pm

        Sanddog, doesn’t really matter. When you voted for Trump in the primaries you were really voting for Clinton for president. If you weren’t smart enough to pick it up back then, it should be pretty clear from Podesta’s leaked emails. The HRC campaign wanted Trump, because they knew a Trump nomination would pretty much guarantee their victory.

        He needs to quit the race. It’s the only chance we have to get an admin that is not the DNCe.

          Sanddog in reply to VetHusbandFather. | October 9, 2016 at 9:52 pm

          First of all, I didn’t vote for Trump in the primaries.

          Second, it’s TOO LATE to replace Trump. Remember absentee ballots and early voting? The only thing we can do now is try and mitigate the damage. We know what Hillary will do if elected. Is that acceptable to you?

            Milhouse in reply to Sanddog. | October 10, 2016 at 1:53 am

            It’s not too late to replace a presidential or vice presidential candidate until December 19th. It doesn’t matter how many votes have already been cast; those votes are not for Trump and Pence, they’re for the Republican slate of candidates for Elector, and those won’t have changed. The electors won’t vote until December 19th, and on that day they will vote for whoever is then the Republican candidate, whether it’s Trump, Pence, or anyone else.

        What do you mean that we should not blame those who voted for this scumbag? Just like Trump, blame everyone and anyone but never the perpetrator – and never never ask for forgiveness. Your best argument might have been to blame Trump but I am not hearing that from Trump Trolls.

      Fiftycaltx in reply to VetHusbandFather. | October 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Congrats Aholes. This is for all the bible thumpers out there. Trump ain’t jesus. We ain’t electing a pope. So not withstanding your religious superstitions, Trump is the only one that will allow the country to prosper. Hillary will continue the downward decline into fascism/socialism. Your choice.

    Mike H. | October 9, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    I want everyone but those who have already given up to stand behind him.

    I remember Viet Nam when I was the only voice in favor of winning on the ship and…wait…umm that’s right the whole ship wanted to win then.

    It’s kinda hard figuring out the differences between then and now. Oh well. I for one, don’t welcome our new prog lords and masters.

    Sure are a lot of bedwetters among so called “conservatives”.

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