A Republican strategist that has been conducting a long-running focus group of Trump supporters has found something shocking since the January 6th Hearings started going public: No members of the group want Trump to run for President again. This follows other trends of Republicans either distancing themselves from Trump, or outright saying that they have finally had enough. Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.
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A Republican strategist who has been conducting a month’s long focus group with a, uh, a bunch of Trump supporters spoke to the New York times recently where, where she explains something rather phenomenal that has happened with this group of Trump supporters in just the last couple weeks. Now, the go P strategist is a woman by the name of Sarah Longwell. She spoke with New York times columnist, Michelle Goldberg, and what they found or not. They, what, uh, Longwell has found with this research group is that ever since the January 6th committee hearings began her focus group, again, made up solely of Trump’s supporters. There are now none of them in this group that want Donald Trump to run for office ever again, these people went from being staunch Trump supporters to saying, yeah, we still like him, but we don’t ever want him to run for office again, in a matter of weeks.
Do you understand how important that tiny little piece of information is? And here’s the kicker? No one in the focus group is watching the January 6th hearings. All they’re getting is information from other news sources, which again, these are Trump supporters. So it’s from right wing news sources and what they’re hearing from friends, families, or coworkers, but all of that is still enough to make these people say, I don’t want him to run for office again. They still like him. Like I said, don’t get me wrong. They still like Donald Trump. They just don’t ever want him to run for office ever again, based solely on what they’re hearing about the January 6th committee. Now, imagine if they were actually watching it right. If they were getting the first hand information, seeing it for themselves, watching the videotapes of the capital riot, watching the depositions, they may move from being Trump supporters who just don’t want ’em to run again, to being a group of never Trump Republicans. That’s how powerful these committee hearings have been. That even people who refuse to watch them because they love the man that’s being talked about have still changed their opinion of him in a negative way, because of what they’ve heard from the committee. That’s outstanding. That is absolutely a remarkable thing to have happened here. And sure, I understand this is one little focus group, right? It, but I refuse to believe that this is not, you know, symbolic of what else is happening out here in this country, because we already see it.
We see Republican candidates running away from Donald Trump, even when he’s endorsed them. And that’s happened in the last week or two, we have seen the poll shift where a majority of people didn’t think he was responsible for the riot. Now a majority of them do, we’ve gotten to the point where we have, you know, almost half the country says he should be prosecuted. Donald Trump. That is, and more and more Republicans saying they don’t want Trump to ever run for office. Again. That’s all thanks to these committee hearings, by the way, they’ve done them exceptionally well. They’ve painted a very dark and disturbing picture of what was going on inside the white house and the Trump campaign in their final days. And it’s reaching people, even those who are not watching that is how powerful they are. You don’t even have to see it on TV for it to alter your opinion.