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Most Republicans believe the GOP leaders are hurting the party with their continued and unprecedented criticism of Donald Trump.
Only 17% of voters believe GOP elites want Donald Trump to win the November election.
Most Republican voters still think top GOP leaders are hurting the party with their continuing criticism of Donald Trump and are only slightly more convinced that those leaders want Trump to be president.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely Republican Voters believe it is bad for their party that top Republicans continue to criticize Trump, but that’s down a bit from 62% in June. Twenty percent (20% ) feel the continuing criticism is good for the party, up from 15% , while 16% now say it has no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
But while 66% of Republicans felt top party leaders didn’t want Trump to be president four months ago, just 51% feel that way now. Still, only 27% believe party leaders want a Trump presidency, compared to 20% in the previous survey. Twenty-two percent (22% ) are now unsure of what their party leaders want.
Among all likely voters, only 17% believe most top Republican leaders want Trump to be elected president. Sixty-two percent (62% ) disagree, while 21% are not sure. These findings are little changed from June.