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73% of Trump supporters believe he is WRONG to suggest Mike Pence could overturn the election


73% of Trump supporters believe he is WRONG to suggest Mike Pence could overturn the election

  • 70 per cent of Republicans say Congress must accept the results certified by states
  • Trump said in a statement that Pence ‘could have overturned the Election!’
  • Pence in a speech last week said Trump was ‘wrong’
  • CBS/YouGov poll containing the data was taken in January before the spat played out 


Former Vice President Mike Pence appeared to be on perilous political turf when he declared Donald Trump was ‘wrong’ to say he could overturn the election – but his view is shared by nearly three quarters of Trump voters.

A January CBS / YouGov poll found that 75 per cent of voters believe Congress should have to accept the voters certified by states.

Even people who say they voted for Donald Trump in 2020 say they back the proposition, as CNN noted in an analysis of the data. 

Pence dropped a political bombshell last Friday when he said in a Florida speech at the Federalist Society that ‘President Trump is wrong’ and that ‘I had no right to overturn the election.’

That came after Trump’s own stunning statement that Pence did have the right to ‘overturn,’ and that Trump might pardon Jan. 6 defendants if he retakes the White House.

Former Vice President Mike Pence said last week that Donald Trump was ‘wrong’ to say he could overturn the election.’ A large majority of Trump voters in a recent poll appear to agree

Trump said in a statement that Pence ‘could have overturned the Election!’ 

It was all the more remarkable because of Pence’s long history of praising Trump, even singling out his ‘broad shoulders,’ before ultimately breaking with him on Jan. 6th amid the president’s repeated demands he refuse to accept votes certified by states.

The breakdown in the poll shows that 86 per cent of Biden voters believe Congress must accept the results certified by states. That is the process established in the Constitution and the Electoral Count Act.

Former President Donald Trump attacked Pence and said he did have the right to 'overturn' the election

Former President Donald Trump attacked Pence and said he did have the right to ‘overturn’ the election

The political clash came as the Jan. 6th committee continues to probe the Capitol riot

The political clash came as the Jan. 6th committee continues to probe the Capitol riot

Trump said Sunday Pence had the right to 'overturn' the election

Trump said Sunday Pence had the right to ‘overturn’ the election

But the number of Trump voters who register the same view is 73 per cent – nearly three quarters of his supporters. And among Republicans generally, the number is 70 per cent.

The Republican National Committee last weekend censured GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for their work on the Jan. 6th House select committee. 

 Also breaking from Trump in stark language is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, considered one of the party’s more astute strategists.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is meeting to discuss reforms to the Electoral Count Act of 1887, which would clarify the vice president’s ill-defined but, according to scholars, ceremonial role, among other matters. 

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