How popular was and is Donald Trump. I like using the very favorable percentages to determine that. If one wants, you can add the somewhat favorable. I’m still trying to figure that one out. Maybe I like him a little, but not much. He’s better than an alternative perhaps? Anyhow, look at the numbers from Nov 2020, just before the election. Republicans, 78% viewed Trump very favorable, 24% of independents viewed him very favorable. I think you could call these folks avid Trumpers. The some what’s are wishy washy. But feel free to add them if you like. Question 89Ahttps://docs.cdn.yougov.com/nzc8dt85gn/econTabReport.pdf
Today or as of 12 Oct 2021, 63% of Republicans view Trump very favorable. That’s a 15-point drop, but still is the largest faction of the GOP. More than enough to make the Republicans to bow down and kiss his butt. You want to win in the Republican Primary, you better be or at show you’re an avid Trump supporter. 21% of independents view Trump very favorably. Not much change from Nov, just a 3-point drop. Question 57G.https://docs.cdn.yougov.com/h2rgoa7a3x/econTabReport.pdf
Trump hasn’t lost much popularity among Republicans and independents from what it was back in November. He has lost some though. Now I wonder if the Democrats aren’t too focused on Trump and not enough on getting things done and governing. That in 2022, Trump won’t be on the ballot much like Hillary Clinton wasn’t on the ballot in 2018. I’m sure most Democratic candidates will try to tie their opponents to Trump. But that might not work. At least when it comes to independents who are more worried about today, what has the Democrats who control government, the presidency, the house and the senate done to make my life better or are things getting worse. Independents aren’t all that worried about Trump, most I would say assigned him to past history if not ancient history. He's gone, no longer president. Independents want stuff on the shelves in stores, gas and food at reasonable prices, the economy to get going, COVID to be solved, and much more concerning their daily lives. Worrying about Trump, I doubt that makes their top 10 list.
Independents, swing voters, they know who’s in charge and which party isn’t.