Voters fear violence from Trump’s foes more than from his supporters

Voters fear violence from Trump’s foes more than from his supporters
One of several anti-Trump protests held in NYC on 12 Nov 2016. (Image: YouTube, William Byron)

[Ed. – Undestandably. Trump’s enemies have proved themselves violent again and again since 2016.]

Voters see a bigger threat from President Trump’s opponents over policy issues than from his supporters if Democrats succeed in removing him from office. One-in-three still see the threat of civil war in the near future.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters are concerned that Trump’s impeachment and removal from office will lead to violence, with 24% who are Very Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

But 59% are concerned that those opposed to Trump’s policies will resort to violence, including 34% who are Very Concerned. These findings are unchanged from June of last year.

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Similarly unchanged are the 31% who think it’s likely the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years, although that includes only nine percent (9%) who see it as Very Likely.

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