Republican Voters Dump Trump

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A survey conducted to assess the reactions of Republican, Independent, and Democrat voters to comments by Republican Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan about Trump’s effect on the midterms, revealed Independent and Republican voters distancing themselves from the former President.

In statements Duncan made last week, the Lieutenant Governor suggested the GOP would have performed better during the midterm elections had it not been for former President Donald Trump’s presence.

Duncan, who has been critical of Trump’s claims the 2020 election was stolen, asserted the GOP would have had a better showing if candidates espoused “real conservative policies” rather than taking the former President’s lead.

The Lieutenant Governor stated the midterm results “sends a message to the country” that it’s time to “pivot” from the former President, who he describes as being in the “rearview mirror.”

During his remarks, Duncan also claimed that Trump had become a “distraction” for the GOP and that the party should “move on.”

Maslansky and Partners played a video of Duncan’s remarks for participants of the survey, who could react to the Georgia Republican’s remarks in real-time.
Regardless of party affiliation, voters reacted positively to Duncan’s remarks.

Democrats, who typically react unfavorably toward Trump, gave Duncan’s remarks an A grade.

Republican voters, some of which revealed they had previously voted for the former President, noted they agreed with Duncan’s sentiment and were interested in new party leadership.

One GOP voter, who had voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020, revealed Duncan’s statements “mirror” their own.