Republicans willing to suspend 2020 U.S. election if Trump asks, poll shows

More than half of Republicans would support suspending 2020 election if Trump proposed it, poll finds

The same poll says 47% believe Trump's assertions that he would have won the 2016 popular vote were it not for millions of illegal voters - a dubious claim absent evidence save for Trump and his team's loaded words. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton received almost three million more popular votes than Trump, even though the Republican candidate prevailed in the electoral vote.

But worse yet, 52 percent of these Republicans said they would support postponement of the next presidential election if Donald Trump said it was necessary to ensure only citizens voted. Fifty-six percent said they would support delaying the election if both Trump and Republicans in Congress suggested it.

The poll was conducted among 625 adults who identified as Republicans or said they lean Republican between June 5th and 20th. The party of Trump believes in imaginary voter fraud and would support Trump suspending the 2020 election and ruling like a dictator. Meanwhile, 68 percent believe the unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the election.

The poll was created using responses gathered in the middle of June before a lot of the chaos that has led to Trump's declining position in popularity polls and a recent poll that showed only a quarter of respondents believe what comes out of The White House.

If Donald Trump were to say that the 2020 presidential election should be postponed until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote, would you support or oppose postponing the election? Seventy-three percent think voter fraud happens somewhat often to very often.

Of course this is still hypothetical. Were Trump to seriously propose postponing the election, there would be a torrent of opposition, which would most likely include prominent Republicans. "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.

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".

Trump 2020 - unless Trump says otherwise.

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