SURVEY: 72% of Republican voters want lawmakers to 'be more like Trump'

A new Rasmussen survey shows nearly three-quarters of Republican voters want their legislators to be more like President Donald Trump.

Respondents were asked, “As the Republican Party reorganizes itself next year, should it be more like President Trump or more like the average GOP member of Congress?”

According to the survey, President Trump is a better role model than most members of Congress.

The national survey conducted online and via telephone found “that 72% of Likely Republican Voters think their party should be more like Trump than like the average GOP member of Congress."

Only 24% say the average Republican member of Congress is a better example for the party.

The survey was published by Rasmussen the same month Gallup polling revealed that President Trump is the "most admired man" in 2020 (here).

"The incumbent president is usually top of mind when Gallup asks Americans to name, without prompting, which man living anywhere in the world they admire most," says Jeffrey M. Jones, author of the Gallup article.

The Rasmussen report suggests GOP leaders should emulate Trump when they reorganize themselves for 2021, noting that Republicans have been identifying with the President's style for years now.

"Most Republicans have consistently identified more with Trump than the average GOP member of Congress in surveys for the last several years," says the report.

The survey involved 1,000 'likey voters' and was conducted Dec. 21–22, 2020, and the margin of sampling error was +/- 3 percentage points, according to Rasmussen.

The results demonstrate that there continues to be strong support for Trump among Republicans, and are likely the result of Trump's tax cuts saving the average American household around $1,600 per year and his economic policies seeing record-low unemployment.

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