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A new survey has revealed that some of the Republican and independent registered voters are distancing themselves from former President Donald Trump after the Grand Old Party (GOP) didn't perform well during the midterm elections.

On Tuesday, Trump, a Republican, announced his third presidential campaign for the White House.

Republican Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan recently suggested that his party would have performed better if candidates with "real conservative policies" were selected rather than taking Trump’s lead. He has been critical of Trump's stolen election claims in Georgia, reported Fox News. He said that it sends a message to the U.S., along with some other states, that this is "truly a pivot point for the Republican Party." He added that this is a time that, no doubt, "Trump is in the rearview mirror, and it’s time to move on with the party."

Duncan also claimed that Trump, who is the leader of the Make America Great Again movement, had become a "distraction" for the GOP.

Maslansky and Partners came up with a survey. They played the clip of Duncan's remarks and allowed respondents to track their reaction in real time. Registered voters evenly split among Republicans (red line), Democrats (blue line), and independents (gray line) reacted positively to Duncan’s remarks.

Democratic voters unsurprisingly gave his remarks a grade of A. Independents reacted positively as well, giving him a B for speaking out against Trump, and Republicans were split down the middle. They offered Duncan a C for his observation on the midterm elections.

A number of Republican voters reacting to the video expressed skepticism about Trump and his future as a cornerstone of the GOP. Many admitted that they had earlier supported Trump, but showed interest in a new direction. One GOP voter said, "I voted for Trump twice, but I’m done with him."

After Trump announced his candidacy for the 2024 election, key donors also abandoned him, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that he had more pressing things to worry about than leadership tensions within the GOP.

Then reports also emerged that mega donor Stephen Schwarzman, who is the head of the private-equity giant Blackstone, was defecting from Trump’s camp. This makes him the second big donor, after billionaire hedge fund founder Ken Griffin, to do so in the last few weeks.

The former President's daughter Ivanka also said that she would not be part of her father’s latest campaign for the White House.

Billionaire cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder's spokesman told New York Post Wednesday that he “has no plans to support Trump."

According to the website OpenSecrets, the 78-year-old had contributed just under $100,000 to the Republican National Committee (RNC) when it was supporting Trump’s reelection effort in 2019. He also donated $2,700 directly to the former President in November 2017.

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on November 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump announced that he was seeking another term in office and officially launched his 2024 presidential campaign. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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