Majority Fear Trump Will Play Too Big a Role in GOP After Leaving Office: Poll

Polling has tipped President Donald Trump to continue having a controlling role in the Republican party, which some deem will be too big, after leaving the White House.

Axios/Survey Monkey asked 3,561 respondents how much of a part they think Trump will have in the GOP's leadership going forward after January.

They were asked: "Are you more concerned that Donald Trump will play too big or too small a role in the future of the Republican Party?"

Too this, 51 percent said too big a role compared to 44 percent who said too small.

Most, 34 percent, also said they expect him to have a major role while 32 percent tipped him for a minor role, when asked: "How much of a role do you think Donald Trump will have in leading the Republican Party after his term ends in January 2021?"

Another 31 percent said no role at all.

It comes with previous polling having tipped Trump to be a frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination should he want to make another bid for the White House, with suggestions the party could stay in the "Trump era" moving forward.

Trump himself has hinted at a future run being a possibility, though continues to rally against the 2020 outcome.

"It's been an amazing four years. We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I'll see you in four years," Trump reportedly told an audience at the White House, Politico reported earlier this month.

Congress is due to count the Electoral College votes on January 6, with the tally set to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory ahead of Inauguration Day on January 20.

The Electoral College votes have been cast, which gave Biden the majority needed to secure victory with 306 to 232, though Trump continues to dispute the outcome, despite there having been no evidence of irregularities or fraud on a scale which could alter the end result.

Some Republican lawmakers have also voiced their intention to object to the count, though such actions are not expected to hold if taken to a vote.

Biden has said his victory is clear and criticized the president's continued push against the outcome.

Referring to the Electoral College votes cast, Biden said commented on the 306 won by him and Kamala Harris matched the tally Trump and Vice President Mike Pence secured in 2016.

"At the time, President Trump calls the Electoral College tally a landslide," Biden said.

"By his own standards, these numbers represented a clear victory then, and I respectfully suggest they do so now."

Newsweek has contacted the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign for comment.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk towards Marine One as they depart the White House en route to Mar-a-Lago, the President's private club, where they will spend Christmas and New Years Eve in Washington, D.C., on December 23. The president is tipped to continue to have a role in the GOP's leadership beyond January, according to new polling. Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images