The same poll shows that Trump’s support among self-identified Republicans is 93% to 5% of Biden.
What’s the point: Trump made a clear play during his presidency of meeting the Republican base and the poll indicates that this effort is clearly paying off. Its base is not abandoning it, although its overall number remains weak.
Trump’s problem is that he practically exploited this support tank.
Dating back to 2000, no Republican has ever had more than 91% of Republicans who supported him at this point in the ABC News / Washington Post poll. The average Republican had 84% of the Republicans behind him. A basic strategy in those elections made much more sense than one during the Trump era.
(The historical nature of these numbers applies if we include independents who rely on Republicans.)
Where Trump is weak is out of the republican base. In the ABC / Washington Post (numbers are similar for Monmouth), Trump is 39% independent and 3% democratic. Both are lower than any Republican at this point in the ABC News / Washington Post survey dating back to 2000.
In other words, there is much more potential support for Trump outside of the basic Republican base. Trump, however, doesn’t seem interested in making the effort.
By continuing his basic strategy, Trump assures that he won’t see the bottom fall. He will find, however, that actually accumulating the coalition needed to win will be extremely difficult.
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