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A chunk of Republican voters say that Donald Trump is likely to be reinstated as president by the end of the year, according to a brand new poll.
A survey from the Economist/YouGov asked the question: “How likely or unlikely do you think it is that Donald Trump will be reinstated as President before the end of 2021?”
Thirteen percent of Republicans surveyed in November said that it is “very likely” that Trump would be reinstated, compared to only 11 percent of Republicans who said so in an October poll.
Republicans who said that Trump will “somewhat likely” be reinstated before 2021 ends increased from 11 percent in October to 15 percent in November.
Meanwhile, the number of Democrats who agreed with that notion decreased from 7 percent to 4 percent in November.
Trump says he plans to stay “very involved” in the 2022 midterms and intends to throw his support behind ‘America First’ candidates in an effort to help Republicans retake control of Congress.
Trump’s comments come following historic losses for Democrats in key states like Virginia and New York, as well as typically blue districts in state and local races around the country.
“We did Hialeah, the mayor, a terrific guy,” Trump told the network, in reference to now-Mayor-elect Esteban ‘Steve’ Bevo of Hialeah, Fla.
“A congressional seat in Ohio, where he had a tough primary and won by a lot after my endorsement,” Trump said, citing Mike Cary of Ohio’s 15th congressional district victory.
“We had Youngkin, and we had another one that was a very good victory,” Trump said, referring to Youngkin’s gubernatorial win, giving a Republican candidate the first win in the state in 12 years. Youngkin was joined in victory by Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears, who made history as the first black GOP lt. governor in the state. Also, Republican Jason Miyares won his state attorney general race.
“The borough president of Staten Island—that was the big one—I mean, a little different than federal, but the borough president. Vito Fossella won—he won the primary where he wasn’t scheduled to do it,” Trump added. “His opponent had every endorsement, but he didn’t have mine. Vito ended up winning.”
“It’s very interesting, because, I’ll support people that most people would say, why did you get involved there?” Trump noted further.
The 45th president also warned Democratic and Republican candidates he believes are working to take away Americans’ constitutional rights and civil liberties.
“I’ll not only be supportive,” Trump explained. “I’ll be very non-supportive of some people. So, you’ll see that there, and you’ll see that in other states too.”
“I’ll stay busy for good people,” he said. “Not for bad people.”
As for Virginia, Trump went on to say that Democrats there played the wrong hand as gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe focused on him rather than the issues residents are most concerned with.
“If you look at what happened in Virginia, it’s very interesting. They used my name — the Democrats — so much that they ended up losing,” Trump noted. “One of the reasons [McAuliffe] lost is because he kept saying Trump, Trump, Trump.”
“And the Democrats played it wrong because they went after Trump,” he said. “They put me on the ballot. The Democrats put me on the ballot.”
Trump and his surrogates have continued to tease a 2024 presidential run, but he has yet to formally announce. That said, the political climate, at least for the time being, certainly favors the former president.
A survey released late last found that not only is support for Biden tanking, but it is also falling among Democratic voters, as Conservative Brief reported:
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National poll found that only 36% of Democrats want Biden to be on the 2024 presidential ticket.
In contrast, 44% want a different candidate on the ballot, and 20% weren’t sure.
The poll also found that 50% of Republicans agreed that they would have a better chance of winning the presidency if Donald Trump ran for a second term, while 35% preferred a different candidate, and 14% weren’t sure.
The poll also revealed just 44 percent of Americans approved of Biden’s performance as president and 49% disapproved.
To compare, 45% approved and 46% disapproved in the poll conducted in October.