More than half of Republicans would support postponing 2020 election if Trump proposed it, poll finds
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It’s no secret that American politics are divided—but a recent poll shows that division goes so far that at least one side would be willing to suspend democracy to further their agenda.
Yes—it’s gotten that bad.
In the poll, 47 percent of Republicans incorrectly believed that Trump won the popular vote. Even more (68 percent) believe that millions of illegal immigrants voted and nearly two-thirds of Republicans polled thought voter fraud happens “somewhat or very often.”
People who believed the incorrect information that Trump won the popular vote and voter fraud was rampant were more likely to support suspending the 2020 election. The poll found that Republicans who were younger, less educated, and strongly identified with the Republican Party were also more likely to support the idea, according to the poll.
“At a minimum, they show that a substantial number of Republicans are amenable to violations of democratic norms that are more flagrant than what is typically proposed (or studied),” the Post wrote about the poll.
The poll interviewed a sample of 1,325 Americans from June 5 to June 20.
You can read all of the Washington Post poll’s findings here.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).