Poll: Vast Majority of GOP Voters Want Leaders to Stick By Trump

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Oct 09, 2016 9:10 AM
Poll: Vast Majority of GOP Voters Want Leaders to Stick By Trump

As GOP leaders continue to pull their endorsements in droves for presidential nominee Donald Trump after video surfaced late last week showing the business man saying men should "grab women by the p*ssy," a new poll sanctioned by POLITICO shows the majority of GOP voters want the Party stick by their man. 

A wave of Republican officials abandoned Donald Trump on Saturday, but, at least for now, rank-and-file Republicans are standing by the party's presidential candidate, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted immediately after audio was unearthed Friday that had the GOP nominee crudely bragging about groping women and trying to lure a married woman into an affair.

Overall, fewer than four-in-10 voters -- 39 percent -- think Trump should end his presidential campaign, while only slightly more voters, 45 percent, think he should not drop out.

As of now, GOP voters largely want the party to stand behind Trump. Nearly three-quarters of Republican voters, 74 percent, surveyed on Saturday said party officials should continue to support Trump. Only 13 percent think the party shouldn’t back him.

The comments don't appear to be affecting the general electorate, at least not yet. 

Prominent Republicans John McCain and Speaker Paul Ryan officially pulled their support yesterday in addition to dozens more elected officials around the country, including a number of Republican governors.