‘Sufficient to Overtake the GOP’: Ballot Finds Almost One-Third Of Republicans Are QAnon Believers

Around 15 to 20 percent of Americans – and nearly a third of Republicans – agree with the principles of the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to a poll published Wednesday by the Public Religion Research Institute.

The results of the poll prompted a columnist for the New York Times to point out that QAnon believers could soon “dominate the political system.”

This is slightly less than the percentage of Americans who supported Trump in early 2015. Given the structural imbalances in our system, this is enough to overtake the GOP and thereby dominate the political system. https://t.co/aiMYMyPU1u

– Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) May 27, 2021

“This is slightly less than the percentage of Americans who supported Trump in early 2015,” wrote Max Fisher, author of NYT’s “The Interpreter” column. “Given the structural imbalances in our system, this is enough to overtake the GOP and thus dominate the political system.

“Recall that QAnon Orthodoxy, as a central element of the movement, specifically calls for the public execution of hundreds of thousands of Democrats and cultural workers,” added Fisher.

The poll found that 28 percent of Republicans believe that “a storm is coming soon that will sweep the elites in power and restore the rightful leaders,” and that “real American patriots may have to do it because that’s how things are have gone a long way off course “to resort to violence to save our country. “

A slightly smaller number of Republicans, 23 percent, agreed that “the government, media and finance in the US are controlled by a group of pedophiles who worship Satan and run a global child trafficking operation.”

In particular, the survey also found that those who rely on right-wing outlets like Newsmax, OANN, and Fox News are most likely QAnon believers.

“Interestingly, even after controlling for partisanship and ideology, media news consumption is by far the strongest independent predictor of QAnon beliefs,” the report said. “Remarkably, those who cover the most trusted far-right media sources are almost nine times more likely to be QAnon believers than those who trust the broadcast networks like ABC, CBS and NBC the most. Those who trust Fox News the most and those who don’t watch TV news are 2.3 and 2.5 times more likely than those who watch broadcast networks to be QAnon believers, respectively. Even with a series of controls, Republicans and Conservatives are twice as likely as Democrats and Liberals to be QAnon believers. “

Read the full report here and see some more reactions below.

There’s always an argument about how seriously to take surveys on conspiracy-related issues, but this isn’t random noise. Qanon respondents focus heavily on people who follow far right news sources. https://t.co/AbmTKALf4M

– Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) May 27, 2021

This is both embarrassing and terrifying. I’m pretty much against censorship, but if information is as harmful as QAnon regularly publishes and instantly hits tens of millions on social media, something must be done about it. https://t.co/Pz9yJykGOs

– DP (@alldaydp) (@All_Day_DP) May 27, 2021

So about 45 million Americans are clinically delusional. Seems about right, explains why the country sucks.

– Zytheran (@Zytheran) May 27, 2021

The “Enough to Overtake the GOP”: Poll Finding Nearly One-Third of Republicans Are QAnon Believers first appeared in the New Civil Rights Movement.

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