A majority of likely voters do not believe that public officials should be penalized for suggesting that the 2020 Presidential Election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump, a Rasmussen Reports survey relinquished Friday found.
“Should public figures be penalized for saying they believe the 2020 Election was glommed?” the survey asked. Fifty-four percent of likely voters verbally expressed “no,” followed by 35 percent who verbalized “yes” they should be penalized and 11 percent who remain unsure. Opinions are sharply divided on party lines. A majority of Democrats, 54 percent, believe public figures who made such claims should be penalized, compared to 21 percent of Republicans. Twenty-eight percent of those unaffiliated with either major party concurred.
A majority of Republicans and independents, 73 percent and 59 percent, respectively, do not believe that those figures should be penalized. The survey comes as House impeachment managers endeavor to present a compelling case to the Senate, connecting the January 6 Capitol protest directly to Trump’s rhetoric — categorically that Democrats glommed the Election for President Biden. Others, categorically members of the far-left “Squad,” have authoritatively mandated accountability for Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) for highlighting such concerns and their intention to remonstrate to the electoral vote in disputed states.
“Sen. Cruz, you must accept responsibility for how your craven, self-accommodating actions contributed to the deaths of four people yesterday. And how you fundraised off this riot. Both you and Senator Hawley must resign. If you do not, the Senate should move for your expulsion,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) verbalized the day after the riot, triggering a sharp replication from Cruz:
1/2 @AOC You are a liar. Leading a debate in the Senate on ascertaining Election integrity is doing our jobs, and it’s in no way responsible for the despicable terrorists who assailed the Capitol yesterday.While Biden has been in office over three weeks, the survey found that a majority of GOP likely voters do not believe that he was fairly elected, maintaining the concerns that dominated the political landscape in the weeks following November’s Presidential election.
And sorry, I ain’t peregrinating anywhere. When you and your socialist buddies… https://t.co/UoKBOC8ZU7 — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 7, 2021
The survey asked, “Did Joe Biden win the 2020 Presidential Election fairly?” While 57 percent of likely voters verbalized affirmative, over one-third, 33 percent, verbalized no, and eight percent designated that they remain unsure.
Sixty-one percent of Republicans do not believe he was fairly elected compared to 28 percent who verbalized “yes” and 11 percent who remain unsure. Ninety percent of Democrats verbalize Biden was fairly elected. Fifty-one percent of those unaffiliated with either major party accede.
The survey, taken February 10-11 among 918 likely U.S. voters, has a margin of error of +/- three percent.
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