Most Americans see former President Trump and his “Make America Great Again” campaign as a threat to democracy. According to a new Reuters-Ipsos poll.
A new poll released Wednesday found that 58% of respondents believe the MAGA movement poses a threat to American democracy.
A quarter of Republicans agree the party’s MAGA faction is a threat to democracy, while 60% say they don’t believe Trump’s move represents a majority in their party, according to the poll.
New polls track President Biden’s ‘soul of the nation’ address from last weekin which he warned that the Republican Party’s MAGA faction was promoting anti-democratic ideas, such as its persistent claim that the 2020 election was stolen.
“Not all Republicans, not even most Republicans, are MAGA Republicans. Not all Republicans embrace their extreme ideology,” Biden said in his prime-time speech.
“But there is no doubt that the Republican Party today is dominated, pushed and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. It is a threat to this country.
Biden faced backlash from Republicans, who called the speech divisive and discredited half of voters. White House official repel Criticizing Biden’s speech was political, noting that defending democracy is not a partisan issue.
Asked about Biden’s speech, 59% of Reuters-Ipsos respondents said it would further divide the country, while nearly half said they had not seen the speech at all, according to the poll.
The Reuters-Ipsos survey polled 1,003 respondents (411 Democrats and 397 Republicans) with a margin of error of 4 points.