52% of Republicans side with Pence and believe Trump was wrong to think his VP could overturn the 2020 election: poll

The former VP recently said Trump was “wrong” to say Pence could’ve overturned the 2020 election result.

Bryan Metzger | Business Insider Africa|

Former President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Mike Pence at an event at the White Houseon June 22, 2018. (Credit: Business Insider Africa)

52% of Republicans sided with Pence over Trump, according to polling from Quinnipiac University.Just 36% of Republicans side with Trump, and over 72% of voters as a whole agree with Pence.

A new poll found that most Republicans side with former Vice President Mike Pence in his ongoing dispute with former President Donald Trump over whether he had the unilateral authority to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

According to polling by Quinnipiac University released on Wednesday, 52% of Republicans said they side more with Pence than Trump, while just 36% said the opposite.

More broadly, 72% of voters say they side with Pence, with 93% of Democrats and 74% of self-identified independents saying the same.

Pence recently declared in a speech to the Federalist Society a conservative legal group that Trump was “wrong” about the vice president’s authority in certifying the electoral results and said the idea that one person could overturn an election was “un-American.”

“This week, our former president said I had the right to overturn the election. President Trump is wrong. I had no right to overturn the election,” said Pence on Feb. 4. “And frankly there is no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American president.”

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13611 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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