And here’s more revealing information, from the same poll.
In each type of location, let’s compare the percentage of “definite Trump 2020 voters” to the “view Republican Party favorably” share. To make this easy:
Percentage Viewing Republican Party Favorably
Percentage Definitely Planning to Vote for Trump in 2020
|Col. 2 Minus Col. 3: Percentage of the Population who Identify as Republican but may not Vote for Trump in 2020|
The people in column four are self-identified Republicans whose frontal lobes still show some signs of activity: perhaps they have not yet jumped off the Trump Train, but they are willing to tell a pollster that they are considering the move.
To look at these data in yet another way, let’s divide column 4 into column 2—e.g., 12 ÷ 58—to identify the percentages of self-identified Republicans who might be ready to get down out of the clown car:
|Location||Percent of Self-Identified Republicans Getting Tired of Trump’s Act|
You may tell me that it’s my confirmation bias that has led me to cite these data—specifically, that I’m looking for evidence to confirm my intuition that the Trump base is, collectively speaking, probably not quite as brain dead as one might suppose.
I admit to having that intuition.
I admit to being attuned to evidence that might support that intuition.
And, lo and behold, here is some evidence that does in fact support it.