According to a new poll, a strong majority of Republican voters agree with the agenda of former President Donald Trump and agree with Republicans ousting anti-Trump Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position.
The poll shows where GOP voters stand as the party tries to navigate how to move forward in the 2022 midterm elections and beyond.
The results come from a CBS News/YouGov poll.
“Breaking News! New polling by CBS News on the state of the Republican Party (which is very strong!). ‘President Trump has a strong hold on the GOP.’ 80% of Republicans agree with the removal of Liz Cheney from GOP Leadership...”
— Natalie Harp (@NatalieJHarp) May 16, 2021
The poll showed that “80% of Republicans agree with the removal of Liz Cheney from GOP Leadership.”
Cheney was recently voted of her House GOP Conference chairmanship due to to supporting the second impeachment of Trump and her constant criticism of the former president.
Also, the survey revealed, for example, that 89 percent agree with the former president on economic issues, and also 80 percent say Trump’s form of leadership is something the GOP should learn from and follow.
88 percent say Trump’s immigration agenda should be adhered to, and 73 percent of those taking the survey said Trump set an example on racial issues.
On handling the American left and overall mainstream media, 69 percent said Trump set the example on how to treat the left.
77 percent agreed with how Trump handled the media.
The numbers also skewed heavily in favor of Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 presidential election and the GOP in general.
67 percent of Republican voters believe President Joe Biden did not legitimately win the 2020 election.
In addition, 34 percent of those polled believe Republicans should be punished if they are disloyal to the base.
A new CBS News/YouGov poll found 67% of Republican voters don’t believe President Biden won the 2020 election fair and square, suggesting former President Donald Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud still have momentum. https://t.co/FhWhq1dZM0
— Todd Kennedy (@pragpro) May 16, 2021
When the CBS News/YouGov poll inquired about Republicans’ 2022 and 2024 strategy, 53 percent said Republicans need to focus on the “message” to get more Republican votes.
The poll advised Republicans that they “should tell the public about popular policies and ideas, and will win if more people hear about them.”
The CBS News/YouGov survey was taken between May 12 and May 14, surveying 951 self-identifying Republicans who had previously taken a poll with CBS News in 2021.
The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points.