Michael Tesler

Michael Tesler, UCI professor of political science writes, “In a February 2016 poll from Quinnipiac University, Trump received only 27 percent support among Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters who described themselves as “very conservative” …. Quinnipiac’s March 2023 poll, however, suggests that Trump now has the support of 61 percent of “very conservative” Republican primary voters .… These results raise the question of why the ideology of Trump’s base has changed so dramatically from 2016 to 2023. There are undoubtedly multiple factors at play here, but perhaps the biggest are the profound ways in which Trump’s presidency shifted the meaning of conservatism in U.S. politics.” 
For the full story, please visit https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-polls-very-conservative-voters-2016-2024/

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