The establishment has come to embrace Donald Trump as its savior and savior-in-chief, a new survey reveals.
The American Conservative Union (ACU) released its latest “State of the Conservative” report, in which it ranked the country’s political parties in order of how they have responded to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
The organization’s annual rankings are based on data collected by its surveyors.
The ACU also reported that its members voted overwhelmingly for Trump in the presidential election, though the Republican Party’s members gave the former reality TV star a smaller share of the vote.
The report, released on Friday, said that while Republican Party voters were evenly divided on the president’s ability to lead the country, Trump’s supporters were divided.
It found that 83 percent of Republicans polled said they would support Trump if he was the party’s nominee, while only 14 percent said they supported the Republican nominee and only 15 percent were undecided.
The majority of Trump supporters also said they did not want to see any more government regulation of business, the report said.
Trump, who won the GOP nomination with more than 3 million votes in the 2016 presidential election and is a former reality television star, has been the target of conservative media and social media outlets who have tried to paint him as an anti-“politically correct” bully and a “dictator” who is threatening America.
He is also a favorite of the “alt-right,” a loose group of people who espouse a white nationalism and white supremacy movement.