73% of Trump supporters think he is WRONG suggesting that Mike Pence can cancel the election
- 70% of Republicans say that Congress should recognize the results confirmed by the states.
- Trump’s statement says Pence “could have canceled the election!”
- Pence said in a speech last week that Trump was ‘wrong’
- The CBS/YouGov poll containing the data was taken in January before the spat ended.
Former Vice President Mike Pence stepped into dangerous political territory when he said Donald Trump was “wrong” in saying he could cancel the election, but his opinion was shared by nearly three-quarters of Trump’s voters.
A January CBS/YouGov poll showed that 75% of voters think Congress should accept state-certified voters.
Even people who say they voted for Donald Trump in 2020 say they support the proposal, CNN noted in a data analysis.
Pence set off a political bombshell last Friday when he said in a speech in Florida at the Federalist Society that “President Trump is wrong” and that “I had no right to cancel the election.”
This came after a stunning announcement by Trump himself that Pence did indeed have the right to “repeal” and that Trump could pardon the defendants on January 6 if he regained the White House.
Former Vice President Mike Pence said last week that Donald Trump was “wrong” in saying he could reverse the election results. The vast majority of Trump voters in a recent poll seem to agree.
Trump’s statement says Pence “could have canceled the election!”
It was all the more remarkable that Pence had long praised Trump, even singling out his “broad shoulders,” before ultimately breaking with him on January 6 amid the president’s repeated demands to refuse to accept state-certified votes.
The breakdown of the poll shows that 86% of Biden voters think Congress should accept the results confirmed by the states. This is a process established by the Constitution and the Election Counting Law.
Former President Donald Trump attacked Pence and claimed he had the right to “cancel” the election.
The political clash came as the Jan. 6 committee continued its investigation into the Capitol riots.
Trump says Sunday Pence has the right to ‘cancel’ elections
But the number of Trump voters who share the same view is 73 percent—nearly three-quarters of his supporters. And among Republicans as a whole, that number is 70 percent.
The Republican National Committee condemned Republican Party representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger over the weekend for their work on the Jan. 6 House Select Committee.
Trump is also being rebuffed in strong terms by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who is considered one of the party’s most astute strategists.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is meeting to discuss reforms to the 1887 Electoral Counting Act that would, among other things, clarify the vice president’s vaguely defined, but scholarly view, ceremonial role.