Republican voters stick with Trump with JUST 12 PERCENT saying they'd like him to drop out over lewd video
- The first national poll to test voters' views on the tawdry Donald Trump video came out this morning
- It showed that Republican voters were still standing by The Donald, with his overall poll number only dropping by 1 point
- Forty-one percent of GOP voters even said they'd be more likely to support a candidate who was sticking with Trump
- A number of GOP heavy-hitters have rescinded their endorsements of Trump after the video was released
- In the convo, caught on hot mic, Trump discusses trying to 'f**k' a married woman and says he can do anything to women because he's a 'star'
Donald Trump's Republican supporters are standing by their man, even if many Washington politicians say they can no longer support the GOP nominee because of a video where he's making extremely lewd comments.
Only 12 percent of Republicans said Trump should drop out of the presidential race, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. While his overall poll number dropped by only 1 point.
The new survey is the first national poll to take voters' temperatures after the controversial Access Hollywood video was released. It found that Trump's numbers remained stable because of the loyalty of the Republican base.
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Why establishment Republicans in D.C. may be trying to dump Donald Trump, Republican voters are still supporting him
Not surprisingly, a much smaller percentage of Republicans believe that Donald Trump should drop out of the presidential race compared to Democrats who want him out
Today, Trump would receive 38 percent of the vote, to Hillary Clinton's 42 percent.
Last week, before the tawdry tape was made public, Trump received 39 percent of the vote to Clinton's 41 percent.
When looking at the opinions of just Republican voters, nearly three-quarters said the leaders of the GOP should stand in support of Trump through this most recent controversy.
Additionally, 41 percent of Republicans said they'd be more likely to support a candidate who has remained in Trump's stable.
Big names like Sen. John McCain, who is running for re-election in Arizona, have publicly denounced Trump and taken away their endorsements since the Washington Post released the controversial video on Friday.
Looking at the broader electorate, 40 percent of those surveyed said the Republican Party should stand with Trump.
Around the same percentage, 39 percent, said they believed the billionaire businessman and reality TV personality should drop out of the race.
And 45 percent said Trump should stay in the race.
Among independent voters, who Trump will need if he wants to win the White House, 35 percent said they believed he should give up his run, which is about three times the number of Republicans who said the same thing.
Even though Trump is still getting support from Republicans, those polled have an extremely negative view of the video, in which Trump and TV host Billy Bush have a back and forth about women. Trump talks candidly about trying to 'f**k' a married woman and suggests his 'star' power allows him to do whatever he likes with women, including 'grab them by the p***y.'
Forty-eight percent of Republican said they now have a less favorable view of their nominee, while 61 percent of the entire electorate polled felt that way.
Republicans were more likely to view Trump's remarks as the way men generally talk in private, with 67 percent of GOP voters feeling that's the case, versus 31 percent of Democratic voters who thought this to be the case.
Forty-six percent of independent voters believed that most men talked like Trump did in the video when they're in private.
The poll found that Republicans were more likely to view Trump's apology video in a positive light, with 65 percent saying they had a more favorable view of the candidate after watching the video.
Meanwhile, 35 percent of independents viewed Trump more positively post-apology.
Finally, word of the video traveled to voters fast with 79 percent saying they had heard 'a lot' or 'some' about it.
Comparing it with other recent news events, it's tied in visibility with Clinton's 'health scare,' when her campaign came clean about a pneumonia diagnosis after she nearly passed out at a 9/11 memorial service. That also came in at 79 percent.
The only other major news events that larger percentages of respondents were aware of were the Orlando shooting (93 percent) and the Brussels terror attack (81 percent).
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