Half of Republicans would be OK with Trump postponing 2020 election

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Over half of Republicans would support postponing the 2020 election if President Donald Trump said it was necessary to combat voting fraud, according to a poll conducted for the Washington Post.

Fifty-six percent support postponing the election if Trump and congressional Republicans called for it.

The survey also showed half of Republicans falsely believing Trump won the popular vote - and about two-thirds thinking, without evidence, that millions of illegal immigrants voted in 2016 and that voted fraud is a rampant problem. Larger fractions believe that millions of illegal immigrants voted (68 percent) and that voter fraud happens somewhat or very often (73 percent).

The survey interviewed a sample of 1,325 Americans from June 5 through 20.

"Were Trump to seriously propose postponing the election, there would be a torrent of opposition, which would most likely include prominent Republicans", they wrote in the Post. However, he has repeatedly insisted that millions of people voted illegally and therefore cost him the popular vote, and he has hand-picked members of a fraud panel to investigate voter fraud.

The grim possibility that a majority of adherents of one of the country's two major political parties thinks elections are so debased that suspending them would be no big deal can not exclusively be attributed to Trump, of course.

The poll also noted that those who were most likely to agree with the voter fraud claims were respondents who were younger, less educated, less invested in political news, and more strongly aligned with the GOP.

Of course, our survey is only measuring reactions to a hypothetical situation. And this is to say nothing of the various legal and constitutional complications that would immediately become clear. In reality, Hillary Clinton garnered nearly 3 million more votes than Trump.

Still, the authors - Ariel Malka, an associate professor of psychology at Yeshiva, and Yphtach Lelkes, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania - suggest the results are worth paying attention to.

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