On Sunday, Trump ally Rep. Matt Gaetz caused a stir on Social Media after declaring ” I’m not going back to yesterday’s Republican Party. THIS IS DONALD TRUMP’S PARTY!”
His tweet is already viral, counting more than 180k likes, 41.3k retweets and 30.2k comments.
Congresswoman-elect Rep. Lauren Boebert agreed with Matt Gaetz, replying:
“It certainly is. MAGA is here to stay!”
According to the latest Rasmussen poll, a large majority of likely Republican voters want the party to be more like President Donald Trump than the average GOP member of Congress.
Just 24% of likely GOP voters see the average congressional Republican as a better model for the party than Trump, while 72% say the GOP should be more like the outgoing president.
Still, according to the poll, a slight majority (52%) would like a new Republican on the 2024 presidential ticket, while 63% among Democrats and unaffiliated likely voters want a fresh face.
That data point is significant because in a similar Rasmussen survey six years ago, 60% of likely GOP voters wanted a new face to be their presidential nominee, leading to the rise of Trump.