Survey Reveals: Majority of Democratic Voters Disapprove Certification of 2024 Election in Case of Donald Trump Victory

According to a recent poll by Rasmussen Reports, 57% of Democratic voters would be against Congress certifying the outcome of the 2024 election if former President Donald Trump emerges as the winner.

The poll asked likely voters: “Some Democrats in Congress have said that if Trump wins this year’s election, they will vote against certifying the election results because of Trump’s role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots. Do you support or oppose Democrats refusing to certify the election results if Trump wins?”

  • 57 percent of Democrats would oppose certification.
  • Nearly two-thirds of “liberals” said they would oppose certification.

However, Democrats do not form the majority of voters’ opinions:

  • Overall, only 35 percent of all voters would support opposing certifying Trump’s victory.
  • 55 percent would oppose lawmakers refusing to certify a Trump victory.

The survey polled 912 probable voters from March 5-7, with a margin of error of 3 points.

In August 2023, a grand jury indicted Trump on four charges linked to January 6, which include:

  • “Conspiracy to Defraud the United States”
  • “Conspiracy to Obstruct an Official Proceeding”
  • “Obstruction of and Attempt to Obstruct an Official Proceeding”
  • “Conspiracy Against Rights”

The potential punishment for the purported crimes is a maximum of 55 years behind bars. According to a Department of Justice spokesperson speaking to Reuters, Trump is not subject to the death penalty as the indictment lacks the “special findings” required to pursue such a sentence.