Half Of Trump Supporters Say He Shouldn’t Accept Election Result If He Loses
Half of President Donald Trump’s supporters believe he should not accept the 2020 election result if he loses by a small margin, according to new polling data.
The Independent reports that the survey, conducted by HOPE not hate, a non-profit campaigning against extremism, also found that 81 percent of QAnon believers say Trump should not accept the result if he loses by a small margin.
“Overall, 29 per cent of US adults think that it’s ‘perfectly acceptable’ for the president to refuse to accept a narrow election outcome," The Independent notes.
Hope not hate, which surveyed 5,500 people last month, also found:
- Only half of respondents are confident the election will be free and fair
- 47 percent believe there will be enough voter fraud to change the election’s outcome
- 72 percent of Trump supporters believe Democrats are using vote-by-mail to rig the election
Over the last few weeks, HOPE not hate has polled a total of 15,500 US adults with 80 questions on a range of political, cultural and attitudinal issues.
The information shared exclusively with The Independent was analyzed by data companies, Hanbury Strategy and FocalData, and is set to be published in a HOPE not hate study, “Fear & Hope USA” later this week.