What voters think Trump should do next

Jamie BallardData Journalist
November 10, 2020, 5:00 PM GMT+0

Joe Biden has been elected president of the United States, leaving many to wonder what Donald Trump’s next move will be. Several of President Trump’s political allies have suggested that Trump should run for president again in 2024.

Data from a Washington Examiner/YouGov poll conducted shortly before the election finds that about half (48%) of registered voters would prefer for Donald Trump to leave politics entirely. Another 18% think that he should leave politics and back new leaders who share his political views, while a similar number (17%) think that Trump should stay in politics and run for president again in 2024.

As ever, there are partisan splits. About two in five Republicans (38%) think that Trump should run again in 2024. About one-third (34%) think that he should leave politics and back new leaders who share his views. A majority of Democrats (77%) and about half (47%) of Independents say that they think Trump should leave politics altogether.

See the toplines and crosstabs from this Washington Examiner/YouGov Poll

Methodology: YouGov polled 1,200 registered voters on October 30 between 4:45 p.m. and 7:49 p.m. EST. The survey was carried out through YouGov Direct. Data is weighted on age, gender, education level, political affiliation, and ethnicity to be nationally representative of adults in the United States. The margin of error is approximately 3.8% for the overall sample.

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