Washington, DC, May 13, 2021 - Republican leaders officially ousted Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 12th. The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, fielded before the Cheney vote (May 7-10), reveals that half of Republicans believe former President Donald Trump should be the role model for the Republican party. Sixty-two percent of Republicans said they had little or no interest in joining a conservative political party run by former Republican leaders who have been critical of Donald Trump. Meanwhile, 7 in 10 said they would be somewhat or very interested in hearing what Trump thinks about current events. These results are indicative of the influence that Trump continues to hold over the Republican party and why House Republicans felt that Liz Cheney, who was outwardly critical of Trump, needed to be removed. But not all Republicans agree with this; 61% agreed that the Republican party is stronger when it embraces both supporters and critics of Trump.
About the Study
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between May 7-10, 2021. For this survey, a sample of 1,005 Americans age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The sample includes 463 Democrats, 355 Republicans, and 111 independents. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Americans been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. The poll also has a credibility interval of ± 5.2 percentage points for Democrats, ± 5.9 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 10.6 percentage points for independents.
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