I have this feeling that many people internalize their political party as their team, making it very difficult to vote for or support someone from another team without some compelling reason.
It is much easier to move to a party that’s related to the party you’re in, which is probably why many Republicans would be willing to consider a jump to a party headed by Former President Trump:
According to a new poll, nearly half of Republicans say they will leave the Republican Party to join a third-party created and led by former President Donald Trump. That doesn’t bode well for the Republican establishment.
The new poll by Suffolk University-USA Today found a whopping 46 percent of Republicans are willing to leave the GOP in order to a join new party created by Donald Trump. Just 27 percent of Republicans said they would stick with the GOP, and the rest are undecided.
“We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us, and we all see Donald Trump fighting for us as hard as he can, every single day,” said Brandon Keidl, a 27-year-old Republican and small-business owner from Milwaukee. “But then you have establishment Republicans who just agree with establishment Democrats and everything, and they don’t ever push back.”This New Poll Should Terrify the GOP Establishment hat tip Going the way of the Whigs
This also explains why Trump is going to show up at CPAC claiming that he is the presumptive 2024 nominee and actually get a hearing. He knows that a new party would be a spoiler to the GOP and cement Democrat dominance– and the GOP know it as well. So he’s going to flex that leverage any way he can.