A majority of GOP voters would join a new conservative party if former President Trump were to start one, a national poll of Republicans has found.
64% of Republicans stated they would join a new Trump-led party likely called the “MAGA Party” or the “Patriot Party.” Among that number, 32% stated they would be extremely likely to join one. The remaining 36% of those who said they would not join said they would be “somewhat” to “very unlikely” to leave their current Republican party.
The survey was done among 340 confirmed GOP voters at the end of January, with a margin of error of 5.3 points in either direction.
Also, 28% of independents and 15% of Democrats reported they would be likely to join a Trump-led party.
“These results show that regardless of the riots, President Trump remains a powerhouse to be reckoned with,” said Dritan Nesho, CEO at HarrisX. “He has a diverse group of supporters including over 1/3 of voters, individuals who are attracted to him due to issues not yet solved or co-opted by the Democrat and Republican leaders.”
Of those surveyed, 37% voted that they would be only “likely” to join a new Trump political party.
“If President Trump were to break from the Republicans and start his own party, polling shows he might very well create the 2nd largest party in the nation, knocking the GOP down to third place,” Nesho stated.