WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to the results of a recent CBS News poll, support of former President Donald Trump remains high amongst Republicans and punishment for disloyalty to the GOP – such as in the recent case of Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), who has been highly critical of Trump – is well-deserved, they say, sentiments that Trump quickly agreed with in a statement released shortly after poll results were publicly released.
Cheney was recently booted from her leadership post by House Republicans for her very vocal denouncements of Trump, calling his claims that he only lost the 2020 election due to widespread voter fraud “blatant lies,” voting to impeach him for the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and even stating that she will do “everything necessary to make sure he never gets anywhere close to the Oval Office again.”
According to the CBS poll, 80 percent of Republicans polled agreed with Cheney’s ouster as Chair of the House Republican Conference, citing the need for loyalty to Trump and the necessity of punishing those who deviate from his viewpoints; comments ranged from feeling Cheney was unsupportive of Trump to thinking that she was “wrong” about the election outcome.
In addition, 67 percent of Republicans agree with allegations that Joe Biden was not the legitimate winner of the November 2020 presidential election, although at least half polled at this point feel it is more important to change and secure the voting process than it is to see GOP leaders continue to claim election fraud going forward.
Trump, from his personal website, issued a statement reacting to the CBS poll, celebrating his continued vice-like grip on the GOP and reiterating his stance that he was the legitimate winner of the 2020 election, despite not yet proving this in court.
“Breaking News! New polling by CBS News on the state of the Republican Party (which is very strong!). ‘President Trump has a strong hold on the GOP.’ 80% of Republicans agree with the removal of Liz Cheney from GOP Leadership and only 20% disagree,” Trump said. “The poll also showed that 67% of Republicans said that they do not consider Sleepy Joe Biden to be the legitimate winner of the 2020 Presidential Election. I agree with them 100%, just look at the facts and the data—there is no way he won the 2020 Presidential Election!”