Majority of Republicans would back 2020 election delay if Trump proposed it

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Despite the president's record-low approval ratings, a majority of Republicans say they would be willing to postpone the 2020 election if Trump were to propose such a plan.

The grim possibility that a majority of adherents of one of the country's two major political parties thinks elections are so debased that suspending them would be no big deal can not exclusively be attributed to Trump, of course.

The number jumps to 56 per cent when asked if they would support postponing the election if Congress, as well as Trump, asked.

The survey first asked a series of questions about the 2016 election, including whether or not Trump won the popular vote, whether they thought illegal immigrants voted, and whether or not widespread voter fraud occurred.

68 percent of Republicans believe millions of undocumented immigrants voted in the 2016 election, which Donald Trump has repeatedly stated, despite there being zero evidence of that claim.

The poll was conducted among 625 adults who identified as Republicans or said they lean Republican between June 5th and 20th.

But the poll showed that 46 per cent of Republican respondents believe Trump won the popular vote. Everything? Maybe we'll find out someday, but the hypothetical suspension of an election and possible Russian collusion don't seem to have done the trick. This support was also more prevalent among Republicans who were younger, were less educated, had less factual knowledge of politics and strongly identified with the party.

Quick with a caveat, the pair noted that their survey "is only measuring reactions to a hypothetical situation". Were Trump to seriously propose postponing the election, there would be a torrent of opposition, which would most likely include prominent Republicans. "Would you support or oppose postponing the election?" "Financial markets would presumably react negatively to the potential for political instability".

Though no one in the administration has proposed such a move, the results show that more than half of Republicans "are amenable to violations of democratic norms".

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