Republicans Hold More Negative Views About Democracy Than Democrat Rivals

According to a poll that was recently conducted by Qunnipiac, Republicans expressed the most skepticism that democracy was working in the United States. 

By contrast, most Democrats indicated that democracy was working. Republicans were most likely to also indicate that American democracy would fall apart in their lifetimes. Democrats, on the other hand, were the least likely to say that democracy would end in their lifetimes. 

In a similar vein, most Republicans are not confident in the counting of the results of the 2024 presidential election. Democrats, by contrast, are confident about the 2024 presidential election results. 

Republicans’ lack of confidence in the 2024 elections delivering valid results is based on their view that the 2020 presidential election was rife with fraud. Democrats largely viewed the 2020 presidential election as legitimate and believe that Trump presents a major threat to democratic institutions in the US. 

In fact, Democrats believe Biden is better prepared to defend democracy. On the other hand, Republicans believe Trump is better equipped to uphold democratic values. 

At this point, the US is experiencing a major form of institutional decline where people have lost faith in its governing institutions. This does not augur well for the country’s democratic health in the long-term. 

If a national movement that is centered around restoring order is not able to right the ship here, the US will inevitably fall down a path of institutional decline.

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