According to a new Ipsos poll from the Axis, 10 Republicans opposed the removal of President Trump from office to incite his supporters to overcome their electoral losses.
Why it matters: Stark finds that the Republican Party has become Trump’s party.
- It helps to explain GOP leaders’ impeachment or resistance to implementing the 25th Amendment.
- At the same time, the poll shows that unanimous opposition to the siege of the protesters and to Republicans’ refusal of Trump to a certain extent had some enthusiasm among Republicans.
What they are saying Senior Vice President Polster Chris Jackson said, “It has damaged standing to contest elections with a large section of the public.” Ipsos public Affairs.
- “But it also tells us that it doesn’t fundamentally change the underlying political dynamics in a country where Republicans think Trump should stay in office and Democrats shouldn’t.”
- “For many Americans the political establishment, the establishment of the media, are not credible to do what is necessary, and people feel that regular people need to step up.”
By numbers: Just 6% of Americans say they support Wednesday’s effort by protesters, who forcibly prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
- But six out of 10 Republicans say that if elected leaders do not protect the country, the people should take action themselves.
- 74% of Democrats, but only 22% of Republicans, considered yesterday’s events to be a coup attempt.
- Half the country (86% of Democrats but just 15% of Republicans) says that Trump should be removed from office immediately.
Between the lines: A national survey of 536 American adults was conducted Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Soon after Ipsos cleaned the House and Senate chambers, a snap poll of 500 people was conducted earlier in the day.
- Between the first and second turnout, overall support for contested Trump fell from 34% to 28%, and support for GOP politicians dropped from 35% to 29% to help Trump win it as well.
- Among Republican respondents, Biden’s support for the election to victory fell to nearly three out of four.
- Support for the Capitol Police dropped from 59% to 43% – even more sharply between the two elections, though this was largely driven by Democrats’ disapproval.
Methodology: The margin of sampling error at the 95% confidence level is plus or minus 4.6 percentage points based on the entire sample of adults.
- The margin of sampling error takes into account the design effect, which was 1.2. The margin of sampling error is high and varies for results based on sub-samples.