Will Republicans Cost Trump the Election? Jared McDonald Reports on UMD Critical Issues Poll
Doctoral Candidate and Research and Methodology Assistant for the Critical Issues Poll, Jared McDonald analyzes recent polling results:
"In recent months, the Trump Campaign and Donald Trump himself have roundly criticized highranking Republican officials who have distanced themselves from the candidate.1 While Trump has faced several high profile rebukes from party leaders such as Sen. John McCain, Sen. Mark Kirk, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, it is unclear whether the fractures within the GOP leadership have dampened Republican enthusiasm for Trump. Using recent data from the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll, we provide evidence that Trump’s standing within the Republican Party is damaging his chances for winning only a few weeks out from Election Day."