Despite an ongoing feud between President Trump than Senator Mitt Romney, a new poll among Republican voters shows an overwhelming majority of them know which person they want their party to be more like.
Romney, who was the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, and Trump have feuded over the last several years, despite reports that Romney was interested in working for the Trump administration. The two have dialed up their feud since Romney won Utah’s senatorial race in 2018 and now has a position in Congress—which can exercise checks and balances to the president.
The Washington Times reports a whopping 63 percent of Republican voters said they preferred to be “more like Trump than like Romney.”
“GOP voters still side with the president and think Romney is hurting their party,” the report continues, citing a new Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday.
Sorry, Mitt: GOP voters want party to be 'more like Trump than Romney,' poll finds https://t.co/dGX2llLjsJ
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) October 23, 2019
The Western Journal adds:
In a survey taken Oct. 15 and 16, Rasmussen found that 63 percent of likely Republican voters think the party should be “more like Trump than like Romney,” the newspaper reported Wednesday.
The numbers were basically the same as those found in a January poll, The Times reported, which means Romney’s 10 months in the Senate and the accompanying fawning media coverage hadn’t given him any traction in the party he claims to be a part of.
American Republicans got a look at a hitherto undiscovered part of Romney’s personality this week, when Slate and The Atlantic revealed that Romney was the man behind a Twitter account using the made-for-The-Onion name of Pierre Delecto.
There’s no telling yet how that embarrassing bit of information has affected Romney’s popularity, but if a smattering of social media responses to the poll’s findings are any indication, it didn’t do him any good at all.