Poll: More Right-Leaning Voters Consider Themselves to be Supporters of President Trump, Not the Republican Party

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Posted: Jun 01, 2019 3:23 PM
Poll: More Right-Leaning Voters Consider Themselves to be Supporters of President Trump, Not the Republican Party

Source: (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A Harvard Center for American Political Studies and Harris Poll released Friday revealed that of self-identifying Republican and right-leaning independents, more voters are likely to consider themselves supporters of President Donald J. Trump rather than supporters of the Republican Party at large. 

The poll, conducted online within the United States from May 29-30, 2019 among 1,295 registered voters, found that 42% of those surveyed who identify as right-leaning or Republican responded they were more supportive of President Donald J. Trump than the Republican Party when asked, Do you consider yourself to be more a supporter of Donald Trump or more of a supporter of the Republican Party?

Just 25% of those asked the question responded that they were more supportive of the GOP. 22% said they were supporters of both and 12% said they were not sure or neither the president nor the party had their support. 

Likewise, of self-identified GOP voters, 20% of those surveyed responded they identified as "Trump Republicans" whereas 15% identified as "Conservative Republicans" and 12% identified as "Reagan Republicans." Just 3% identified as a "Bush Republican."

The polling also found that President Trump is more favorable than failed-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Out of all participants of the survey, 34% of respondents had a "Very Favorable/ Favorable" view of Clinton whereas 58% had a "Very Unfavorable/Unfavorable" view of her.  For President Trump, 42% found him to be "Very Favorable/Favorable" and 52% had a "Very Favorable/Favorable opinion." 

The polling questions and a more detailed view can be found here