Trump’s approval rating never exceeded 50%. During his Presidency, the Republicans lost the White House and both houses of Congress. Even in the 2016 election, which Trump won, he got fewer votes than his opponent, the unpopular Hillary Clinton.
Even many of Trump’s supporters concede he is an idiot—they just hate Democrats more.
And yet the Republicans can’t let go of him. They can’t afford to alienate their MAGA/Qanon base.
The Republicans’ only hope is to steal elections, and that’s what they’re doing, with voter-suppression laws.