Poll Shows: GOP Supporters Prefer Trump for His Unwillingness to Compromise

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.15 - 2023 12:11 AM CET

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GOP Supporters Prefer Trump for His Unwillingness to Compromise.

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In a recent Pew Research Center poll, an interesting trend has emerged among Republican voters, particularly those supporting former President Donald Trump.

The poll, published on Thursday, highlights a distinct preference among Trump's base: approximately 63% of his supporters prioritize pushing GOP policies over bipartisan cooperation. This stance contrasts with the overall split in the Republican electorate, where half of the voters emphasize the importance of political compromise.

The poll also sheds light on the support dynamics among GOP presidential candidates. Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley's supporters are the most inclined towards bipartisan efforts, with 72% favoring working across the aisle. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida also sees over half of his supporters advocating for compromise over strict partisanship.

Trump's stronghold in the GOP is evident, as he leads significantly in national primary polls. He maintains a 51-point lead over DeSantis and Haley, who are nearly tied with around 11% support each.

This dominance is further reflected in the belief of two-thirds of GOP voters that the primary race won't be closely contested. However, 56% of respondents find the campaign somewhat lackluster.

As the Iowa caucus approaches, marking the beginning of the presidential primary season, Trump's lead remains substantial, though slightly narrower in the state. He garners about 50% support in Iowa, with DeSantis and Haley trailing at 19% and 17%, respectively.

The Pew poll, conducted between late November and early December, surveyed around 5,200 people and has a margin of error of 1.8%. This poll not only provides insights into the current political leanings within the GOP but also sets the stage for the upcoming primary season.

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