- A range of Republican figures are viewed unfavorably, and both the Republican Party and “MAGA Republicans” specifically are viewed less favorably than the Democratic Party.
- Democrats are more likely to say their side has been winning in recent years and are more satisfied with the outcome of last year’s midterm elections.
- Majorities supported the January 6th investigation, believe Trump committed a crime as president, and support the Department of Justice filing criminal charges against him.
A Range of Key Republican Figures Are Viewed Unfavorably
Republican leaders across the board are underwater. Those identifying as MAGA Republicans* are more likely to rate all but Mitch McConnell more favorably than non-MAGA Republicans, though both place the Senate Minority Leader underwater.
- Those identifying as MAGA Republicans* have net favorable views of Marjorie Taylor Greene (+9) while non-MAGA Republicans rate her more unfavorably (net -9).
Only Half Can Accurately Report House and Senate Control, Democrats Much More Satisfied with Midterm Results
Republicans are more likely to accurately report the midterm outcomes (58%) than Democrats (48%) or independents (39%).
- By a 37-point margin, Democrats are satisfied with the outcome of the midterms, while Republicans are dissatisfied by 30 points.
Three in Five Supported the House January 6th Investigation, Including a Plurality of Non-MAGA Republicans
Majorities of Democrats, independents, and every racial group continue to express support for the investigation; a plurality of nonMAGA Republicans (44%) supported the investigation, compared to just 27% of MAGA-identifying Republicans*.
Majorities Think Trump Committed a Crime As President and Support the DOJ Filing Criminal Charges Against Him
A majority of independents believe that Trump committed a crime as president (net +28 “definitely” or “probably”) and support the Department of Justice filing criminal charges against the former president (net +18 support).
MAGA Republicans Are Consolidated Behind Trump While Non-MAGA Republicans Are Not
Majorities of Americans want the Republican Party to make some changes and move in a new direction, though Republicans want their party to continue the path laid out by Trump: however, they are divided on who should lead the charge. Those identifying as MAGA Republicans* are more inclined to prefer Trump remain leader of the party (63%) while a plurality of non-MAGA Republicans want a new leader instead (40%).
Liberal Democrats Most Likely to Report Side Winning Recently, Very Conservative GOP Most Likely to Report Losing Recently
While two in three liberal Democrats report mostly winning/winning more than losing (66%), 66% of very conservative Republicans report mostly losing/losing more than winning recently.
About The Study
Global Strategy Group conducted public opinion surveys among a sample of 1,000 registered voters from January 5-January 9, 2023. 100 additional interviews were conducted among Hispanic voters. 74 additional interviews were conducted among Asian American and Pacific Islander voters. 100 additional interviews were conducted among African American voters. 101 additional interviews were conducted among independent voters.