Nearly three-quarters of Republicans want President Trump to be the model for the party in the future, far more than anybody in the House or Senate.
According to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 72% of Republicans believe he is the “role model” for the GOP as it enters the post-election period of reinventing itself. Just 24% believe the “average” House or Senate Republican is a good model.
But while most identify with Trump and his policies, just over half, 52%, think that the GOP should pick a new face in 2024, said Rasmussen.
President Trump’s first-place finish as the 2020 most admired man in America ends his predecessor, President Obama’s 12-year run for the honor, according to the annual Gallup survey released Tuesday morning.
This year marks the 10th time Trump has finished among the top 10 men, including four times before he entered party politics — 1988 through 1990 and 2011. Trump tied former President Barack Obama for the honor last year but edged out his predecessor this year.
The sitting U.S. president has been named the pollster’s most-admired man in 60 out of 74 years, including all of the eight years of Obama’s presidency and every year of George W. Bush’s presidency except for 2008. In 2017 and 2018, Trump came second to Obama in the Gallup annual survey.