Fifty-nine percent of U.S. likely voters are concerned that people who oppose President Donald Trump’s policies will resort to violence, a new Rasmussen Reports survey shows.
One in three (34%) are “very concerned” that Trump’s opponents will resort to violence to get their way, with another one in four (25%) reporting that they’re “somewhat concerned” that anti-Trumpers will become violent.
Ironically, Democrats expressed the greatest fear, with 40% reporting that they “very concerned” that Trump’s opponents will resort to violence, compared to 36% of Republicans and 23% of those supporting “other” parties. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Republicans, 59% of Democrats, and 49% of “other” party supporters said they are at least somewhat concerned that Trump’s opponents will become violent.
Voters are actually less concerned that impeaching and removing Trump from office will prompt violence (53%) than are worried that anti-Trumpers will resort to violence (59%) to oppose him.
One in four (24%) voters said they are “very concerned” that “Trump’s impeachment and removal from office will lead to violence,” while another 29% reported that they are “somewhat concerned” ousting Trump will result in violence.
The survey of 1,000 U.S. likely voters was conducted November 18-19, 2019. It has a margin of sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.