Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Over half of Republicans would be okay with a Trump dictatorship

Over half of Republicans would be okay with a Trump dictatorship

In the poll, 47 percent of Republicans incorrectly believed that Trump won the popular vote.

President Donald Trump's warnings against voter fraud stuck a chord with many Republicans, half of whom would support suspending the 2020 election until this problem is fixed.

According to the survey, half of the Republican participants falsely believe that Trump won the popular vote, with two-thirds believing that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

Nearly two thirds of respondents thought election fraud is rampant in the country.

In related news, state election officials from both sides of the aisle have castigated Trump's faux commission that is supposedly investigating voter fraud, saying it's a sham and officials are asking for private information about voters that they will not release.

Top casino themed films
As a result, he seems to acquire some “lady luck” which puts the brakes on his ability to spoil the games of others. The success of Ocean’s 11 has led to the development of a new spin-off, Oceans 8 which is due to be released in 2018.

But still, Trump's blunt assertion that his 2016 election had to overcome a vast voter-fraud conspiracy that almost succeeded has brought a latent prejudice into the light in its most sinister dimensions. The survey focused on the 650 respondents who said they identified with or leaned toward the Republican Party.

Quick with a caveat, the pair noted that their survey "is only measuring reactions to a hypothetical situation". The percentage giving a thumbs-up to this scheme rose to 56 percent if congressional Republicans joined Trump in calling for it. Financial markets would presumably react negatively to the potential for political instability.

"Nevertheless, we do not believe that these findings can be dismissed out of hand", they added.

Postponing the 2020 presidential election is not something that Trump or anyone in his administration has even hinted at, but for many in his constituency floating such an idea may not be a step too far. Lelkes is an assistant professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Like this: