A new Reuters poll shows that one-in-five Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race. The poll results come after a string of controversial remarks from the GOP nominee, which has pushed many party members away.
Approximately 19% of participants think Trump should drop out of the race, while 70% think he should stay. About 10% aren’t sure whether the GOP nominee should stay or go. The poll ran from August 5-8 and included 396 registered Republican voters.
Of all registered voters, 44% think Trump should drop out. A total of 1,162 registered voters were polled.
The figures highlight a deep division in the Republican Party over Trump’s campaign. Several Republican leaders have declined to endorse the nominee, citing concerns over his temperament and controversial rhetoric.
Trump found himself in hot water again on Tuesday after commenting that gun activists could prevent Clinton from nominating liberal Supreme Court justices.
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” he said at a rally in North Carolina. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know,” he added.
Many interpreted Trump’s remark as a call for violence against the Democratic nominee. Clinton’s campaign called the comment “dangerous.”
Trump’s latest remark comes after another controversial spat with a Muslim soldier’s family. The soldier was killed in Iraq.