A recent poll conducted by Suffolk University and USA Today revealed a startling new statistic.
In the poll, 46% of people who voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020 would follow him to a new political party.
Trump has reportedly been considering starting his own party since his re-election campaign failed.
FUN FACT: According to a new poll, 46% of Republicans would leave the GOP to join a new Trump party.— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1614027531.0
The poll also revealed the continued spread of misinformation about the January 6 insurrection at the Captiol.
58% of Trump voters characterized the Capitol riot by Trump supporters—including QAnon adherents and White supremacists—as "mostly an antifa-inspired attack that only involved a few Trump supporters."
Only 28% described the Capitol insurrection as a "rally of Trump supporters, some of whom attacked the Capitol."
The key here is to get this group to break away and form *their* own party, let everyone else work with Dems as coa… https://t.co/gbb2Wd9iZm— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1613488284.0
@HuffPost By all means, encourage Trump to start a third party. Republicans would be out of business after the next presidential election.— Brad Shaw (@Brad Shaw)1614052917.0
The FBI reported there is "no indication" antifa played any role in the January 6 Capitol riot.
A recent study confirmed those arrested for their participation in the violent mob were "largely pro-Trump activists."
@HuffPost Great that they have exposed themselves unfit to hold any government position. https://t.co/kGrdRf8cc0— JAY JUICE NC (@JAY JUICE NC)1614054199.0
@HuffPost These are their people. https://t.co/251ShPrhI9— Trump Lost! (@Trump Lost!)1614052834.0
Many online hoped Trump would carry out his threat, splitting America's conservative vote in two.
@HuffPost I'm OK with it. Let's split the GOP into two weaker factions.— Cameron Young (@Cameron Young)1614052827.0
@HuffPost https://t.co/QUmbtveo5L— BRANDON (ME) (@BRANDON (ME))1614053442.0
@HuffPost The sooner the better— Andrew Dicks (@Andrew Dicks)1614057546.0
Splitting the conservative vote would certainly be good for Democrats in the short term.
But having a major political party run by a singular demagogue-like figure would be unquestionably bad for the country's political scene.
@PalmerReport The next - and perhaps most consequential - of the effects a post-Trump MAGA movement will have is to… https://t.co/91Gf75m2if— AnotherOvertimeGoal! (@AnotherOvertimeGoal!)1613952728.0
If Trump sets up a third party, won't that just split the Republican party, making it nearly impossible for either… https://t.co/iJGCIVjQs6— Alison Greene (@Alison Greene)1614008020.0
There were also some online who were skeptical conservative voters would actually abandon the GOP.
.@KevinMKruse: As long as former President Trump controls the GOP, we won't have a third party. https://t.co/fa9bvQLmCZ— MSNBC Daily (@MSNBC Daily)1613859845.0
@joncoopertweets Some talking heads have pointed out that the Republican Party IS the new Trump Party. Some never-… https://t.co/1sMsjX95LI— Spatula City (@Spatula City)1614028089.0
Many Americans have long been dissatisfied with the two-party system, but its presence isn't coincidental.
Two major parties with diametrically opposite ideals is the natural result of America's "first past the post" voting system.
Gallup: Support for a third party hits a new high, with 62% now saying a major third party is needed. This rise is… https://t.co/aHZ38N8xPZ— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1613397537.0
So this was Mitch McTurtle's last & only chance to take Trump out. Mitch failed. Now Trump is even STRONGER inside… https://t.co/Uj1oTSGFs0— Tomi T Ahonen (@Tomi T Ahonen)1613253769.0
Since losing the 2020 election, Trump has continued to falsely claim the election was fraudulent while never providing any evidence to back his lies.
It seems many of his supporters prefef to believe those lies despite the mountains of evidence contradicting him.