A new Reuters-Ipsos opinion poll released this week showed that about half of the Republicans surveyed believed Trump “rightfully won” the election, as 68 percent indicated they were concerned about a “rigged” vote. Trump retweeted a report on the poll results which was, not surprisingly, flagged by Twitter as being a claim that is “disputed.” Rasmussen fired back at the social media platform.
Meanwhile, Hispanic voters who turned out in force to help Trump secure the state of Florida, are very concerned about the possibility of anyone trying to rob the president in the election. Twitter users reacted to the Rasmussen poll numbers and the fact that, despite the media’s attempts to silence the outrage, many Americans are still behind the president and think something was not right with the 2020 election process.
Just over half of Republicans do not believe President Donald Trump bears any blame for the Wednesday riot at the U.S. Capitol that resulted in the death of 5 people, according to polling data released on Friday. Trump has been widely held responsible for encouraging thousands of his supporters to march on the Capitol building while Congress was certifying the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump had long insisted, without evidence, that the election had been rigged against him, making him the true winner. According to Friday's PBS Newshound /Marxist poll, 51 percent of Republicans believe Trump is “not at all” to blame for the event.
Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said told the Anchorage Daily News on Friday that she wanted Trump to resign. Pence did not publicly endorse the idea of using the 25th Amendment against Trump, leading Democratic lawmakers to draw up articles of impeachment against the president.
In a Friday statement, the White House said a “politically motivated impeachment against a President with 12 days remaining in his term will only serve to further divide our great country.” As you can see in the chart above, the share of Americans who are either “somewhat” or “very” concerned about infection has risen steadily since the virus began rapidly spreading in the U.S. in March.
Below are all the polls we could find that were conducted since early February and asked Americans whether they approve of the way Trump is handling the crisis. We also broke the answers down by party, and as you can see, Republicans largely approve of Trump ’s response, while Democrats do not and independents fall somewhere in between.
The national public opinion survey, conducted Thursday and Friday, also showed that seven out of 10 of those who voted for Trump in November opposed the action of the hardcore supporters who broke into the Capitol while lawmakers were meeting to certify the election victory of Democrat Joe Biden. At a rally earlier in the day, Trump had exhorted thousands of his followers to march to the Capitol.
The chaos on Capitol Hill, in which a police officer and four others died, has been widely condemned by both Democrats and Republicans. Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to introduce misconduct charges on Monday that could lead to a second impeachment of Trump, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Trump, who lost the Nov. 3 election by about seven million votes, called on his supporters on Wednesday to march on Congress, telling them at a rally that “you will never take back our country with weakness.” The move came in the wake of deadly violence that broke out at the U.S. Capitol as the Senate was attempting to validate the Electoral College vote count that affirms Joe Biden’s win as the country’s next president.
A mob of Trump supporters marched to the Capitol, bullied their way through police barricades and ran amok inside the building. The video and two other tweets are now hidden from the public, “for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” according to the Twitter Safety account.
Twitter has locked Trump ’s account for 12 hours, and he must delete the tweets in question or face permanent suspension. Late last year, Twitter began flagging several of Trump ’s tweets with notices that his claims about election fraud were disputed or incorrect, and has removed the ability to reply, retweet, or like certain of Trump ’s tweets that contain false information.