A new Axios-Ipsos poll released Monday challenged the Democrat narrative that Republicans are out of step with the rest of Americans when it comes to democratic norms.
The poll surveyed a sample of 1,001 American adults and was conducted online between September 1 and 2, 2022. The poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
Among all Americans surveyed, 35% believed Presidents should be able to remove judges whose decisions “go against the national interest.” Along party lines, 42% of Democrats agreed with this ideas against only 29% of Republicans.
Nearly a third of total Americans prefer strong unelected leaders to weak elected ones. This was a view held by 42% of Republicans and 31% of Democrats.
The percent of Republicans and Democrats who believed that the government should side with the majority over religious or ethnic minority rights was almost identical — 38% of Democrats and 39% of Republicans. (RELATED: ’75 Million People As The Enemy’: State Attorney General Eric Schmitt Rips Into Biden For ‘Divisive’ Speech)
The poll’s findings come more than a week after President Joe Biden gave a speech, which a number of prominent Democrats praised, saying that Republicans “represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
“They fan the flames of political violence,” Biden said.
A poll conducted shortly after Biden’s speech found that a majority of Americans thought Biden engaged in dangerous rhetoric “designed to incite conflict amongst Americans.”