4 in 10 Republicans support the use of violence if leaders can’t ‘protect America,’ says survey

A scene from Capitol Hill, after protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building while Congress met to certify electoral votes confirming Joe Biden as president in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Hannah Gaber-USA TODAY

Based on an online poll of about 2000 Amercians conducted by the American Enterprise Institute, nearly 100% of Democrats surveyed say Biden is the legitimate winner of the 2020 election, but nearly 70% of Republicans surveyed felt otherwise. 

Another statistic from the survey reveals that 81% of Democrats view Trump unfavorably, whereas 36% of Republicans have a very favorable view of the former President.



  • Daniel Cox - director of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Survey Center on American Life