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President Trump continues to push his calls of foul play in the election, insisting he would be victorious if only votes he deems to have been legally cast are counted.

As President Donald Trump continues to fight the election and dispute Joe Biden’s victory, polling has indicated Republicans are more enthused about the outlook for their party than Democrats are.
News network calls have branded Biden president-elect, though Trump has refused to concede—denouncing the judgement of the “lamestream media”—and is continuing to pursue legal action in a bid to alter the outcome.
Biden has looked to focus on the transition process regardless, branding Trump’s actions “an embarrassment,” as the president’s team pursues its last-ditch efforts—despite having failed to demonstrate the type of widespread foul play they have alleged thus far.
While Biden’s win has been welcomed by prominent Democrats across the party’s political spectrum, in recent YouGov/HuffPost polling only around a third of the party’s supporters said they were enthusiastic about its future.
Among Democrats or those who lean Democrat, asked how they feel about “the future of the Democratic Party in general” 32 percent said enthusiastic. The most common answer, chosen by 43 percent, was satisfied but not enthusiastic. One in ten said dissatisfied but not upset while six percent said they were upset about the prospect of the party’s future.
In contrast, a higher percentage of Republicans or Republican leaning voters said they were enthusiastic about the future of the GOP—with 40 percent stating they were.
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The most common answer was again “satisfied but not enthusiastic,” with 42 percent responding this way. A lower amount were dissatisfied but not upset, at five percent, while four percent said they were upset.
The polling was conducted October 19 to 24 among 1,000 registered voters. For the party enthusiasm questions there were 480 Democrat or Democrat leaning respondents and 367 Republican or Republican leaning.
Newsweek has contacted the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee for comment.
Republicans’ outlook for the future comes amid rampant speculation over what the party might be like post-Trump.
Regardless of the outcome of his election battle, he has been tipped to have a continuing impact on the GOP—while some anticipate that 2020 might not be the last time he runs for president, with the prospect of a 2024 run. Polling has indicated he could muster support from Republican voters for another shot.
While Republicans are more enthusiastic for their party’s future, separate polling in the wake of the election showed they were less optimistic about the future of the nation than Democrats are—with this outlook having plummeted after November 3.
President Donald Trump speaks about Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden at the White House on November 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. He is continuing to cry foul play in the election, insisting he is the winner based on votes he deems legal. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images