I dont know GOP people are pretty loyal since some are single issues. So as long they dont move away from said issues. Guns, abortions..that segment ride or die. think a lot of voters in thier party didnyt vote for trump but voted for the supreme court. Also they tends to come out in the midterms which is the most important part
There will always be people with brand loyalty for both Rep and Dems. Those people are a minority. There is plenty of information out there that show most registered voters are not affiliated with either party and a lot of people vote either way such as when people voted for Obama and then voted Trump.
Well Trump is actully pretty popular with republcians. He got a high approval rating among them
while their hypocrits on both sides. Think republican has more bran loyalty.
There had a poll on 2 things during obama presidentcy and during Trump presendency
it was about going into Syria
and about how the view the enconmoy
The percent of democrats feeling on both was pretty consistent. The people who were hawkish during obama run was hawkish now. People who against it, were against it now for the most part..with a few percetage change
Same with the encomoy. Dems who thought it was shit during obama thought it was shit now
While republicans wanting a bombimg had a big increase under Trump
And thinking the enconomy suddenly good has a big increase under Trump
Then given that the way the electoral college set up, republican simply got to play a game of money ball and just get certain areas. That why when the popular vote and electoral college are different from each other the republican wins.
Dems weakness and strengh is thier variety. They tend to have a bigger tent with various interest. But sometimes these interest conflict. And they hurt by our voters being less consitent voters in the midterms. Which make us lose seats, makes things easy to gerrymanger. That why you may notice when dems do win it because it not that close.
That might change though. 2018 may be interesting to see why the turn out in both the primary and what comes after that in the midterms.. I would LOVE to be wrong.