Six in ten Republicans believe former US President Donald Trump should run again in the 2024 presidential election. A similar number believe last November’s presidential election, won by Democrat Joe Biden, was stolen from Trump by widespread electoral fraud.
It’s been almost exactly three months since Washington DC in the United States, supporters of Donald Trump stormed and forcibly invaded the Capitol. During these events, a total of five people were killed. Many then blamed Trump for his recent incitement to the crowd with a word in which he spoke, among other things, of “electoral fraud” and “more bitter struggle”. However, a new impeachment trial was rejected by staunch Republican supporters of the former president.
Storming the Capitol
To this day, Trump has never fully condemned the actions of the terrorists on January 6. In recent months, he and his Republican allies have increasingly distorted the facts of the day.
According to a survey carried out by Ipsos for the press agency Reuters this tactic seems to be repeated among a large part of MAGA’s supporters. About half of Republicans believe the siege on Capitol Hill was largely non-violent or was blamed on left-wing activists who “wanted to cast Trump in a bad light.”
Barely three in ten Republicans believe Trump is responsible for the day’s events. 59% of all Americans think so.
It is clear that Donald Trump is still extremely popular within the Republican Party. Eight in ten Republicans still have a positive impression of the former president, according to the Ipsos / Reuters poll. In fact, six in ten Republicans believe Donald Trump, 74, is expected to run for president again in 2024.