In a new CBS News-You Gov poll released on Monday (January 9), two-thirds of registered Republican voters believe it is important for the GOP to show some loyalty to former President Donald Trump.
According to the poll, 65 percent of registered Republican participants believed the party should show some level of loyalty to Trump, compared to 35 percent who thought the GOP didn’t need to show the former President any loyalty.
The 65 percent of those who believe the Republican Party should be loyal to Trump was made up of 35 percent who said loyalty was “very important,” and 30 percent said loyalty was “somewhat important.”
Eighty-one percent of the poll’s registered Republican respondents believe potential GOP candidates should have similar “policies and proposals” as Trump, compared to 19 percent who think candidates should have different ones.
Two-thirds of registered Republican voters (66 percent) also think potential candidates should share Trump’s thoughts on the 2020 Presidential election.
However, 34 percent didn’t think candidates should have the opinion the 2020 election was rigged.
The poll also showed that half of the respondents thought potential candidates should conduct themselves differently from Trump.
The poll comes as Republicans fell short of their predicted red wave. The underwhelming performance has raised questions about the future of the Republican Party.
Since many of Trump’s endorsed candidates lost their races, questions have also been raised about the Republican Party’s relationship with the former President, as many have considered Trump doesn’t hold as much sway among moderate and swing voters.