New polling finds that a majority of Americans view Donald Trump’s far right political movement as a threat to American democracy.
A survey revealed that 80% of respondents are female. done by Reuters/Ipsos last week, 58 percent of respondents believe that Trump’s so-called Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement threatens to undermine democracy.
The poll revealed that one in four Republicans agreed that MAGA is threatening democracy. Though this number does not represent the majority of Republicans, it shows that a significant portion of the party’s base rejects the extremist bent that many mainstream Republicans have embraced in recent years. The survey also found that 60 percent of Republicans don’t think MAGA represents the majority of the party.
The findings add to evidence from other recent polls that Trump’s popularity — if it existed in the first place — is waning. Only a third A recent NPR/PBSNewsHour/Marist poll said they believe Trump should run for president again, while 61 percent said he shouldn’t.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted in the days following President Joe Biden’s Warning speeches of the threat of “semi-fascism” within the Republican Party, in which Biden issued his strongest rebukesSince he was elected to office.
“MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They don’t believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people,” Biden said last weekIn a speech in Pennsylvania. “They refuse to accept the results of a free election. And they’re working right now, as I speak, in state after state, to give power to decide elections in America to partisans and cronies, empowering election deniers to undermine democracy itself.”
Political experts and antifascists have been warning for Years Of The threat that Trump and his movement pose to a democratic society — even before he took office. His actions to gagGovernment scientists, repeal regulations whole cloth, normalizeThe perpetuation of blatant lies by far right politicians resurrect open white supremacyThe mainstream Republican Party has always been empowered by the party to suppress facts, and uplift its most extreme members.
It is fitting that Trump ended the first term by rejecting 2020’s presidential election results. He also attempted to incite a coup to force lawmakers to overturn American voters’ will, as historians sayTrump and his movement have brought America to the brink fascism and, possibly, even terror. the end of American democracy.
Republican lawmakers and political figures across the country have seized upon Trump’s election-denial to implement dozensof voter suppression laws, and even Establish blatant fascistFlorida Gov. Rick Scott created institutions such as the so-called Election Police Force. Ron DeSantis earlier in the year.
Despite being unpopular, the MAGA movement has been gaining popularity among extremist Republicans. However, they have been able to win both state and federal elections. An analysis by FiveThirtyEightThis week, over Half of AmericansWith 256 candidates running to be elected to state or federal office, voters will see an election denier this fall.