By a 78 – 16 per cent margins, Republicans say they want to see Trump run again for president in 2024, compared to 66 – 30 percent in May,…reports Asian Lite News
US Republicans are warming to a possible run by Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election, with 78 per cent saying they want the former president to seek another term in the White House, a Quinnipiac University poll said on Tuesday.
“While a majority of Americans say, ‘been there, done that’ about Trump, and half feel he has damaged the underpinnings of democracy, support for the former president within the GOP has grown,” Quinnipiac polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a press release summarizing the poll.
By a 78 – 16 per cent margins, Republicans say they want to see Trump run again for president in 2024, compared to 66 – 30 percent in May, the release said.
But Republican enthusiasm for Trump fails to extend beyond their party, with 51 percent of the overall electorate saying that the former president has been undermining US democracy since he was first elected in 2016, the release added.
The poll also attempted to gauge support for President Joe Biden, with Americans giving Biden a negative 37 – 52 percent job approval rating, according to the release.
Meanwhile, the US committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack voted on Tuesday (local time) to approve a criminal contempt report on Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon, CNN reported.
The committee is selected by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
The report will now be referred to the House for a vote. Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson told CNN on Tuesday that he expects the full House to vote on criminal contempt charges for Bannon before the end of the week.
The report will be referred to the Justice Department after the vote, CNN reported.
The contempt report frames the efforts that the committee made to get a witness to comply with the subpoena, and the failure by the witness to do so.
On January 6, a group of supporters of former President Donald Trump entered the US Capitol in a bid to protest the lawmakers certifying the 2020 election results from several states that Trump said were fraudulent. One protester was shot dead during the incident and the law enforcement authorities charged 500 people for participating in the event. (ANI/Sputnik)