The 'follower' group
These nouns refer to people who admire or support someone. We include here proponent, which refers to someone who supports an idea.
admirer (usu plural) ally camp devotee disciple fan club follower (usu plural) following power base proponent public readership supporter (usu plural) sympathizer
The prospect of a five-year wait may flush out more of the frustration felt by the chancellor and his camp.
He has repeatedly told his followers that if important states were to fall to the opposition, his own future would be in doubt.
I'm still here, and it's my public that I have to thank for that.
If the Prime Minister's supporters cannot do better than this, they deserve to lose.