An exclusive Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll finds Trump's support largely unshaken after his second impeachment trial in the Senate, this time on a charge of inciting an insurrection in the deadly assault on the Capitol Jan. 6.
By double digits, 46%-27%, those surveyed say they would abandon the GOP and join the Trump party if the former president decided to create one. The rest are undecided.
Can the Democrats appeal to them or will they be the new independents?
If they voted in the Democratic primary, they could potentially get a more moderate Democrat in the final election.
I am not sure how democrats could expand their platform to appeal to these migrant republicans without losing the more progressive democrats or even if that is desirable.
Quote:If they voted in the Democratic primary, they could potentially get a more moderate Democrat in the final election.
And the progressives put up their own candidate rather than support a moderate.
The moderate Democrats are in play.
One possibility is that the Republicans swing to the center,
I don't know if anyone really likes Biden. He is defined by what he is not.
He is not Trump (which is why he was elected). He is also not progressive, not visionary, not truly moderate, not inspiring... . Every time I see him I just feel like I am watching an old man who doesn't really belong there. We elected Biden because we wanted to get rid of Trump. He is a placeholder. He will do the right thing on Covid, punt on immigration (hopefully without making things worse) and then fade away.
My concern is what happens to the Democratic party in two years and four years.
You brought up Biden. Now you are whining because I responded to your off topic post? Geez!
And where are alleged moderate Democrats running?
If they turn independent they might have a difficult time electing any third party candidate who shares their views. If they vote for Democrats they might have a difficult time finding any candidate who shares their views — at least on the national level.
The Democrats have nominated Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama, Clinton and Biden.