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So, the GOP has cornered itself and frankly its Trump who cemented them there. ETTD.

“ But it’s not just the party ID gap that stands out in Gallup’s first-quarter polling. It’s this: Just 25% of the public calls themselves Republicans — close to the lowest (22%) that Gallup has ever measured since it started doing telephone-based polling. (Another 15% say they lean to Republicans.)

When you combine those two data points, you get this: Not many people want to be a Republican at the moment. The party’s brand is quite clearly damaged after four years of Donald Trump seeking to break every political norm possible.

The Point: Smart GOP strategists look at these numbers and know the best strategy is to immediately start charting a course away from Trump. The problem? The party base still loves the former President — and has no plans on abandoning him.”