Both polls show that Trump has a big difference between self-identified Republicans: 93% to Biden 5% (Monmouth) and 92% to 4% (NBC News / Wall Street Journal).
what is the point: Trump played a clear role during his presidency to appease the Republican base, and the poll indicates that this effort is clearly bearing fruit. Its base does not abandon it, even though its overall numbers remain weak.
Trump’s problem is that he has largely taken advantage of this reservoir of support.
Dating back to 2000, no Republican has ever been supported by more than 91% of Republicans at this point in ABC News / Washington Post polls. The regular Republican had 84% of Republicans behind him. Al Qaeda’s first strategy in that election was more logical than that of Trump.
(The historical nature of these numbers remains if implicitly independent Republicans.)
Where Trump is weak outside the Republican base. In the ABC / Washington Post (the numbers are similar for Monmouth and NBC News / Wall Street Journal), Trump is 39% among independents and 3% among Democrats. Both are lower than any Republican at this point in the ABC News / Washington Post poll dating back to 2000.
In other words, there is far greater support for Trump outside the main Republican base. However, Trump does not seem interested in making this effort.
By continuing his primary strategy, Trump ensures that he will not see the bottom falling. However, he will actually find that accumulating the coalition needed to win will surpass the difficulty.
This story has been updated to include the results of a NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll Sunday.