An NBC/WSJ poll released Thursday reveals that more Republican voters consider themselves a “supporter of Donald Trump” rather than a “supporter of the Republican Party.”
A whopping 58 percent of respondents indicated they considered themselves Trump supporters, while only 38 percent indicated they considered themselves supporters of the Republican party. 2 percent see themselves as both, while 1 percent said they were neither.
The poll further reveals a split within the Republican party, as Trump supporters hold a far less positive opinions of many GOP politicians.
For example, only 13 percent of Trump supporters view Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell positively, while 36 percent of Party supporters do.
While 35 percent of Trump supporters view Speaker Paul Ryan positively, 71 percent of Party supporters do. Finally, while 27 percent of Trump supporters view GOP leaders as a whole positively, 51 percent of Party supporters do.
Trump supporters were also more supportive of Trump’s policy decisions overall, such as rescinding DACA and the pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.