Election 2020 Politics

Appeals to majority support won’t convince politicians focused on minority approval

Where things began to diverge, though, was on Trump. Two-thirds of those who identified as conservative Republicans said that supporting Trump was important to being a Republican, compared to less than half of moderate Republicans. Two-thirds of conservatives also said that believing the false claim that Trump won the 2020 election was important to being a Republican — meaning that, to this group, accepting that false claim is integral to the party itself. Among moderates, again, only a minority held that view.

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