GOP support for Trump reelection bid drops 13 points: poll

Republican support for a potential second White House run by President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE has dipped by double digits after his supporters rioted at the U.S. Capitol last week, according to a new poll. 

The Morning Consult-Politico survey published Wednesday found 42 percent of Republicans say they would support Trump if he ran in 2024, a decrease of 13 percentage points from November. 

Trump’s job approval among Republican voters, which came in at 75 percent, is the lowest it has been in Morning Consult-Politico polling since August. 


Support for a potential presidential run by Vice President Pence, meanwhile, has trended slightly upward, standing at 16 percent. 

In the wake of pressure from Trump to overturn the election result, Pence last week refused, saying he did not have the "unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not." 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack Do Democrats really want unity? MORE (D-Calif.) has also pressured Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, a request Pence denied late Tuesday night. 

House Democrats plan to vote Wednesday to impeach Trump for his role in inciting the mob to challenge the results of the election.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden leans on Obama-era appointees on climate Kentucky Republican committee rejects resolution urging McConnell to condemn Trump impeachment Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack MORE (R-Ky.) has signaled support for Trump's impeachment, though it is unlikely the Senate calendar as it is currently structured allows enough time for the president to be removed from office before President-elect Biden's inauguration next week.  McConnell has reportedly said removing Trump from office would make it easier to purge him from the Republican Party moving forward.  


Trump has promised to participate in a peaceful transition of power to Biden's administration, but has yet to explicitly concede his loss in the November election. 

GOP support for 2020 presidential bids by Donald Trump Jr., Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneySunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds GOP senators say only a few Republicans will vote to convict Trump MORE (R-Utah) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden leans on Obama-era appointees on climate Ethics complaint filed against Biggs, Cawthorn and Gosar over Capitol riot Hawley, Cruz see approval ratings dip in wake of Capitol riot: poll MORE (R-Texas) registered at 6 percent each in the new survey. 

The Morning Consult-Political poll was conducted Jan. 8-11 among 595 Republican voters. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.