Pew Poll: Two-Thirds of GOP Voters Want Trump to Remain a Leading Political Figure

A new Pew Research Center survey details the opinion among Republican Party activists about the former president

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Forty-four percent of Republicans want former President Donald Trump to run for president again in 2024.

A new Pew Research Center survey found that while two-thirds of Republicans want Trump to return, one-third say they would not like it. The survey was conducted among 10,371 Republican and independent adults between Sept. 13 and Sept. 19.

According to the survey about one in five Republicans (22%) say that while they would like Trump to remain a major political figure in the United States, they would prefer that use his status to support another presidential candidate who shares their views in 2024, rather than running.

The share of Republicans who say Trump should remain a major national figure grew 10 percentage points, from 57% to 67%, since a January poll that was conducted in the final days of his administration and immediately after Jan. 6 when the Capitol riots broke out.

Views of Trump by age, education and ideology

72% of Republicans with some college experience or less (who make up a clear majority of Republicans) say Trump should be a major figure, and half of them say he should run for president in 2024.

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By contrast, a 54% majority of Republicans with a college degree or higher say Trump should remain a prominent figure but only 28% of them say he should run in the next presidential election.

According to the survey among conservative Republicans, there is widespread support for Trump to remain a national political figure, but only 49% say he should run for president again in 2024.

Among moderate and liberal Republicans there is a split; 51% say he should play a continuing political role but 47 % say he should not continue to play a major political role.

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