*** FORTY-ONE PERCENT (41%) OF THOSE POLLED BELIEVE THAT THIS ELECTION MIGHT BE >>> STOLEN <<< FROM DONALD TRUMP ***
--- IF THE FOCUS SHIFTS TO "REPUBLICANS" THEN THE PERCENTAGE GROWS TO SEVENTY-THREE (73%) [THAT'S ALMOST THREE-OUT-OF-FOUR SELF-IDENTIFIED "REPUBLICANS" DOUBTING THE VALIDITY OF THE NEXT NATIONAL ELECTION]
IF THAT POLLING NUMBER ACTUALLY REFLECTS THE BELIEFS OF SUCH A REAL PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS AND SELF-IDENTIFIED "REPUBLICANS," THEN THE NATION'S FAITH IN OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM AND THE UNDERLYING VALIDITY OF OUR DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLIC IS BEGINNING TO UNWIND --- IT SOON MIGHT CRACK AND WE WOULD THEN BE ENTERING A NEW REBELLIOUS AND REVOLUTIONARY PHASE OF OUR POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
According to an on-line report on the Time Magazine web, "Though his support is slipping, Republican nominee Donald Trump’s claims that the election could be stolen from him are starting to set in with voters, according to a new poll.... Some 41% of voters surveyed for a new Politico/Morning Consult poll agreed with Trump’s statement that the election could be 'stolen' from him as a result of 'widespread voter fraud.' Among Republicans, nearly three-fourths of voters agree the election could be rigged against Trump, while only 17% of Democrats were in agreement.... The majority of Americans, 60%, believe it’s “necessary” to raise questions about election results because a foreign government or fraudulent voters could compromise the election...." (See "41% Believe Election Might Be Stolen from Donald Trump, Poll Finds" by Maya Rhodan, 10/17/16, Time Magazine [http://time.com/4533059/donald-trump-election-poll-hillary-clinton/]).
Here's what the folks from Politico say: "The American electorate has turned deeply skeptical about the integrity of the nation's election apparatus, with 41 percent of voters saying November's election could be "stolen" from Donald Trump due to widespread voter fraud.... The new POLITICO/ Morning Consult poll -- conducted among 1,999 registered voters Oct. 13 through Oct. 15 -- shows that Trump’s repeated warnings about a “rigged” election are having effect: 73 percent of Republicans think the election could be swiped from him. Just 17 percent of Democrats agree with the prospect of massive fraud at the ballot box... The public sentiment is beginning to reflect Trump's campaign message. Over the last week, the GOP nominee has intensified his criticism of the U.S. electoral system, much to the chagrin of elected Republicans, who think it threatens the peaceful transfer of power. Trump calls the process rigged, and has said the media is colluding with Hillary Clinton to throw the presidential race in her favor...."