If Trump Wins, 61% Say Violence from Progressive Activists is Likely

If Donald Trump wins re-election in 2020, 61% of voters nationwide think it is likely that progressive activists will respond with violence. A ScottRasmussen.com survey also found that 45% expect violence from right-wing activists if the president loses his bid for re-election.

Those figures include 26% who say it’s Very Likely that progressive activists will respond to a Trump victory with violence. Seventeen percent (17%) believe it’s Very Likely right-wing activists will respond violently to a Trump defeat.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans think it’s likely a Trump victory will lead to violence from progressives. So do 63% of Independent voters and 48% of Democrats.

If Trump loses, 58% of Democrats expect violence from right-wing activists. That fear is shared by 46% of Independent voters and 31% of Republicans.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted March 16-17, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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