Tenth District Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has made it clear that she does not support the likely Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and she will not attend the Republican convention this summer in Cleveland. Comstock is not alone, Senators Roy Blount of Missouri, Mark Kirk of Illinois and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire have also said they will not be attending the convention and will not support Trump.
Only one quarter of voters agree with those elected’s position. A survey out this week shows 58% of Republicans believe elected officials should support the nominee, even if they disagree with him. 47% of Republicans said the stance of those officials makes them more likely to vote for Donald Trump.
On the other side of the coin, in another survey, 49% of voters say they are somewhat less likely, or much more less likely, to vote for a down ballot candidate who supports Trump. Those numbers include 19% of Republicans, 46% of Independents, and 73% of Democrats. More details on this survey here.
For her re-election it would appear Comstock is making the right call in not supporting Trump while increasing Republican support for him at the same time. Pretty neat trick by our savvy Congresswoman.