AmFest Straw Poll Makes It Clear Grassroots Want New RNC Leadership

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Turning Point Action’s America Fest is wrapping up in Phoenix, Arizona, leaving attendees energized and calling for new leadership at the RNC.

As we’ve been reporting:


Calls for McDaniel’s ouster have been increasing, particularly given recent revelations regarding the RNC’s spending practices under McDaniel’s leadership, with even conservative talk show host Mark Levin declaring, “She needs to go.

A straw poll of 1,150 AmFest attendees conducted by Turning Point on Monday revealed some stunning results:

78.4 percent of those polled disapprove of current RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel’s performance (65 percent of those strongly so). Only 4.6 percent approve of the job McDaniel has done.


Overwhelmingly, those polled feel the RNC should listen to the grassroots when selecting the new chair — 84 percent indicated so versus 12 percent who voted “no.” (One wonders to whom those 12 percent believe the RNC should listen.)

Given the choice between McDaniel, RNC Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon, and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, 57.6 percent of those polled favored Dhillon, while 31 percent favored Lindell, and a mere 1.7 percent favored McDaniel.

Safe to say the grassroots are ready for a change at the top of the RNC. Will that message be received by the 168 voting members when it comes time to vote for the chair at the end of January?


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