The conservative base has lost the confidence of GOP leaders who were counting on it to propel them to the White House in 2016.
In the end, it was the party’s voters that lost their grip on their party and its leaders, according to a new analysis by Politico.
The findings from a survey by the nonpartisan Public Policy Polling show that the GOP lost an estimated 27% of its conservative voters to President Donald Trump’s populist party and a whopping 55% of those who support the GOP.
It was the GOP that failed to take a significant step forward in the 2016 election cycle.
It was also the GOP who lost the support of the party establishment.
While most Republicans voted for Trump, a sizable number of them remained loyal to the party in other ways.
The GOP’s base was made up of conservative voters who voted for President Donald J. Trump in 2016 and are now angry and disillusioned with the party.
The Trump voters were largely drawn from the South, white voters, and older voters.
That was especially true among white voters who made up the GOP base.
And they weren’t alone.
Among white voters overall, the number of people who supported Trump in the general election was higher than it was among white working-class voters.
The number of white voters supporting Trump rose from about 1.6 million in November to more than 3 million in February, according the Pew Research Center.
In the state of Florida, Trump won nearly 80% of the white vote.
The Democratic Party’s base, meanwhile, voted for Clinton in November, but it’s not clear how many voted for Sanders.
The results of the poll indicate that the Trump voters in the party have become alienated from the Republican Party and the GOP leadership, and they are more likely to vote Democratic in 2018.
Trump’s base is also growing disillusioned, and that is a reflection of his own campaign.
In 2016, Republicans lost nearly 40% of their conservative voters, according with the Public Policy poll.
This time around, the GOP is losing a similar number, and it appears the number will continue to grow.
Republicans lost the most conservative voters in their states in the Midwest and South, where they lost the biggest share of their voters.
There, Trump’s supporters were more likely than his opponent’s to be white and older, as well as those who have a college degree.
But these groups voted for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
In Virginia, the president won his share of the base by a whopping 74%, but he was supported by fewer voters of color.
That made him the state’s third-most popular governor, but he lost a share of his base among the most educated whites, including those with post-graduate degrees.
The numbers were even worse for Republican governors.
Republican Tom Cuccinelli lost the largest share of conservative white voters by more than a third in Pennsylvania.
Republican Phil Murphy lost the base of the most liberal voters in California.
The Democratic Party is losing conservative voters the most in states with high African American and Latino populations.
That’s a reflection, in part, of the state-level party leadership.
The Democrats have lost nearly 80,000 more voters than Republicans over the last two presidential cycles, according Pew Research.
But in the South and Midwest, the party leadership was unable to retain control of the bases.
In Texas, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis lost the state by double digits to Republican Greg Abbott.
The loss was particularly painful for Democrats in states where the party has been struggling in recent years, such as Virginia and Mississippi.
But the Democratic base of Texas, including Democratic governors, didn’t give Abbott a second look.
It’s the party that lost the widest margin of victory in a presidential election.