Our new book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. Among other things, it discusses the state of the parties.
As candidates begin to enter races for the 2022 mid-term elections, more than 8 in 10 Republicans (85 percent) say they would prefer to see candidates running for elected office that mostly agree with Donald Trump, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll of adults released today. Overall, a majority of Americans (53 - 39 percent) say they would prefer to see candidates running for elected office that mostly disagree with Trump.
Asked whether they would like to see Trump run for president in 2024, Republicans say 66 - 30 percent they would. Overall, two-thirds of Americans (66 - 30 percent) say they do not want to see him run.
Six months after the 2020 presidential election, two-thirds of Republicans (66 - 25 percent) say they think that Joe Biden's victory was not legitimate. Overall, Americans say 64 - 29 percent that Biden's victory was legitimate. Among registered voters, it's also 64 - 29 percent, which is fairly similar to polls taken in December 2020 and January 2021.