According to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, fewer than half of Republican voters believe Donald Trump could unify the warring party:
Just 38 percent of GOP voters surveyed say the party would “unite solidly” behind Trump if he were the presidential nominee, while 56 percent say disagreements within the party could keep many Republicans from supporting him.
GOP voters in 2012 had more faith in Mitt Romney as the party’s nominee, with 65 percent seeing him as a unifying figure; 64 percent thought John McCain could unite the party in 2008, according to the poll.
Comparably, 64 percent of Democratic voters think their party will unite behind front-runner Hillary Clinton if she wins the nomination.
Given that “President Mitt Romney” never came to pass, this isn’t a good sign for Trump.
Another interesting takeaway from the survey: While 50 percent of Trump supporters are both angry at the government and view the U.S. economy as “poor,” Trump supporters are also more likely to be dissatisfied with longterm changes in the country, the federal government, and the economy in personal finances.
In other words, there’s no pleasing Trumpmaniacs.