Trump Issues Statement Lauding CBS News Poll Showing 80% of Republicans Agree With Liz Cheney Ouster From GOP Leadership

Former President Donald Trump issued a statement today lauding “Breaking News” which showed “new polling by CBS News on the state of the Republican Party (which is very strong!).”

“’President Trump has a strong hold on the GOP’ 80% of Republicans agree with the removal of Liz Cheney from GOP Leadership and only 20% disagree,” Trump continued in the statement.

Trump noted that, “The poll also showed that 67% of Republicans said that they do not consider Sleepy Joe Biden to be the legitimate winner of the 2020 Presidential Election.”

Trump added that he agrees “with them 100%, just look at the facts and the data—there is no way he won the 2020 Presidential Election!”

According to CBS News, those Republicans opposed to her removal, which are just a fifth of the party right now, say it’s mainly because there’s room for different views in the party, not all need support Trump and this was a distraction. 

The CBS News article continued by reporting that Republicans say that Trump himself represents their views just as well as they think the party does; it’s a personal connection to him we’ve seen for years.

Today, loyalty also means they specifically want the party to follow more of the former president’s examples across a range of items, including economics, issues of race and immigration, how to treat the media, using power and leadership, generally, CBS News suggested.

As for the election fraud aspect, CBS News said that the poll showed it’s important, but not very important, and not as much as governing.

Yes, the Republican rank and file still deny the legitimacy of the election, as they have since last fall, but it’s still far more important to the nation’s Republicans now for their leaders to propose legislation on key issues and to match their voters on policy and on values, than it is to see them claim election fraud, CBS News explained.

CBS News concluded their article on the poll by shifting towards the midterms where they said, given the way so many Republicans feel about 2020, we wanted to explore the implications of that belief as they strategize for the midterm elections in 2022, as well as the 2024 elections.

So, they offered a choice: to succeed next time, do Republicans feel the party needs to focus on message and popular ideas to win over more voters? Or does it already have enough voters, and therefore need to focus on pushing for changes to the voting rules in states and districts instead?

The answer was near 50% and said that on balance, message focus barely came out as top priority as almost half, and especially, for those who believe Biden didn’t legitimately win, think changing the voting process, rather than messaging, is more important.