Although still popular with his base, the GOP has lost 93 House seats out 241 or more than 38% since Trump took office.
“Beneath the surface there is deep discomfort in the party under Trump as it turns into what looks like a demographic dead end. But here is the thing, most Republicans are afraid to say it in public. They’re afraid of being attacked by this president. Afraid that, if they speak out, they’ll lose their job in their partisan primary.”
CNN sites the following most common reasons for the Gooooop exodus.
- Being in the House minority sucks
- Trump’s hostile takeover of the GOP matters
- Electoral (and demographic) reality sinks in