The Future of the Republican Party
The 2022 primary season continues to unfold as a test of former President Trump’s hold over the Republican party. What have electoral results thus far told us about how internal party struggles will resolve, and what difference might it make if the former president decides not to run in 2024? Where is the party’s base and where are its general election voters on key issues such as the economy, the pandemic, the war in Europe, and abortion rights? Has the GOP managed to diversify itself in the last decade, and if not, what does that portend for its future? And perhaps most important, what will the outcome of the battles within the party mean for our political system as a whole?