A new NBC News poll reveals that President Trump’s support is growing in the GOP. The poll that asked if they support Trump more than they support the GOP climbed to 41 percent in August, which is up by 7 points from May.
The Hill reports:
The … president continues to wield immense influence over the Republican Party. He has heavily influenced the defeat of eight out of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him over the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, either by pressuring them to resign or backing primary challengers.
The most high-profile loss came last week, when Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), arguably his fiercest critic in the GOP, was defeated by more than 40 points from a Trump-endorsed challenger.
Trump saw Republicans rally behind him this month yet again after the FBI searched his home in connection to an investigation into whether he violated the Espionage Act, among other statutes, by taking classified documents home with him upon leaving the White House.
Republicans decried the unprecedented search of a former president’s home, calling it a politically motivated witch hunt.