A new poll provides proof that Trump is destroying the Republican Party as 69% Trump voted sided with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on the debt ceiling deal.
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) September 12, 2017
By nearly a four to one margin, Trump voters say that they agree with their president, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi over Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. 69% of Trump voters approved of the deal. There was much written about Donald Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party in 2016, but that line of thinking got it wrong.
Trump didn’t take over the Republican Party. He demolished it and is building the Trump party in its place. When the Republican congressional leadership can only get 18% support from their own party when they oppose a deal that gave Democrats everything that they wanted, it speaks volumes about who the party really is.
The Republican Party has become a Trump cult of personality, which is fine for the GOP while Trump is around, but when Trump goes, there is going to be nothing left of the GOP, and hundreds of ambitious Republicans scrambling for the splinters.