President Trump survived another sham impeachment and seems to be enjoying life outside of the White House. I doubt his legal problems are over, as the Democrats and the Establishment Uniparty will do everything in their power to suppress and harass him and his family, but he remains hugely popular among his supporters. According to a CBS News poll, seventy percent of Republicans would consider joining a third party if Trump led it (per The Epoch Times). Thirty-three percent of Republicans would join a Trump-led party, with another thirty-seven percent responding “maybe.”
In similar news, John Derbyshire broke down numbers for a related question on his most recent podcast. The poll he referenced asked (essentially) “what is the future of the Republican Party”? The three choices were (to paraphrase) “Trump runs again,” “Trumpism is presented by a more traditionally ‘presidential’ candidate,” and “return to the old-style GOP issues.” Respondents to that poll overwhelming selected the second option: Trumpism with a less flamboyant figure. Trump running again came in second, with the return to status quo ante option in a very distant third.
In other words, Trump himself might fade over time—and voters might want a less bombastic package—but the ideas and policies he championed remain hugely popular among conservative voters.