Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s popularity among Republicans dropped dramatically after he was attacked by President Trump following revelations in a new book by Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury,” that Bannon had criticized Donald Trump Jr.
The poll was taken before Bannon was fired from Breitbart.
According to Politico:
According to findings released Wednesday, only 19 percent of GOP voters said they had a favorable view of the former White House chief strategist, a 13-percent drop in favorability from a little less than a month prior, when 32 percent registered approval of him. The survey was conducted last Thursday and Friday, just after Bannon’s public falling out with the White House on Wednesday.
Forty-six percent of Republicans who were surveyed registered an unfavorable view of Bannon, a 17-percent increase from the last poll, taken Dec. 14-18. Overall, 51 percent of voters registered an unfavorable view of Bannon, while 14 percent gave a favorable assessment. Thirty-five percent said they did not know or had no opinion.
Bannon doesn’t quit, though, and he’ll be back. How far back is anyone’s guess, but it will depend in part on whether Trump gets too cozy with the Republican establishment in Washington and the GOP base becomes disenchanted with the president and begins to think more highly again of Bannon. Or, alternatively, whether Trump stays popular and reembraces Bannon, which is always a possibility with Trump.