About 3 out of 10 Republicans say in a new poll that they believe in the past President TrumpDonald TrumpJack Ciattarelli wins GOP primary in gubernatorial race in New Jersey House Judiciary Democrats urges DOJ to reverse decision on Trump defense Democratic super-PAC targets Youngkin over voting rights MORE reinstated this year.
The Politico-Morning Consult poll, released Wednesday, found the vast majority of Americans dismissed the idea that Trump would be re-elected president, including 61
More than 8 out of 10 Democrats – 84 percent – and 70 percent of independents also reject the notion that Trump will become president once proven President BidenJoe BidenHouse Justice Democrats urge DOJ to reverse decision on Trump’s defense Democratic super-PAC targets Youngkin over voting rights Harris dubs the first foreign trip to success amid criticism across the border MORE cheated in the election.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman reported last week that Trump has put pressure on conservative media to legitimize his conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election being “rigged” against him.
The former president has also told people in his lane that he expects to be reinstated by August this year.
“And none of that is possible. But that’s the kind of thing he’s trying to flush into the conservative media ecosystem, “Haberman said during a CNN appearance. “And I expect it to get more intense the more he’s under investigation by Manhattan’s District Attorney and Attorney General in New York and the threat of prosecution in the coming months.”
Since losing last year’s presidential election, Trump has repeatedly pushed baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud, suggesting the election was not conducted fairly.
Voting shows that a solid majority of GOP voters still support Trump and his policies, with a significant number of Republican voters hoping he will run for president again in 2024.
Trump has not confirmed his future political plans, saying he is currently focused on helping elected Republicans who are loyal to him and his agenda to Congress.
“As you know, it’s very early. But I think people get very, very happy when I make a particular announcement,” Trump said early last month. “You know for campaign funding reasons, you really can’t do it too soon because it’s going to be a whole different thing.”
The new poll by Politico-Morning Consult also found that 59 percent of Republican voters surveyed said they want to see Trump play an important role in the party in the future.
In another important finding, 77 of all respondents said they believe America’s democracy is threatened, including 82 percent of Republicans and 77 percent of Democrats.
Morning Consult noted that only 4 out of 10 Republicans said they had at least “some” confidence in the electoral system.
The poll was conducted June 4-7 among 1,990 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.