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Former President Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on March 9 in New York City. Photo: James Devaney/GC Images

50% of Republicans said they support the Republican party more than former President Trump, in a new poll out Tuesday from NBC News.

Why it matters: The poll suggests that Trump's hold on voters may be slipping, though he continues to dominate his party's rhetoric, agenda, and fundraising.

  • GOP supporters have not outnumbered Trump supporters in NBC's national poll since July 2019.

What they found: 44% of polled Republicans said they are greater Trump supporters than supporters of the GOP itself.

  • NBC puts Trump's approval rating among all adults at 32% favorable and 55% unfavorable — down from his January rating.

Methodology: Poll conducted April 17-20 among 1,000 adults, 60% of whom only had a cell phone. Margin of error for all adults is ±3.1 percentage points.

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Why it matters: Many large businesses, from Facebook to Morgan Stanley, have announced vaccine mandates. New York City restaurants and gyms are also going to be fully vaxxed as of next month.

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