A new poll confirms what a previous survey has found that three in 10 Republican voters believe Donald Trump will have chance to be reinstated as president later in 2021.
The Hill citing the latest Hill-HarrisX poll reported that 30% of GOP voters said that they believe former President Trump will “likely” be reinstated to office this year.
The poll, released on Friday, June 18, also indicated that even 13% of Democratic voters said such a scenario is likely, and 26% of independent voters said the same.
This poll echoed the findings from the Politico-Morning Consult released earlier this month which also indicated nearly 30% of Republicans thought Trump would be reinstated.
Of course, the vast majority of voters said it is unlikely that the former president can return to the White House this year. In the Hill-HarrisX poll, 70% of Republican respondents said there is no chance for such a scenario, along with 87% of Democrats and 74% of independents.
According to The Hill, there is no constitutional or legal mechanism for former President Trump to return to office this year.
The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted with 942 registered voters from June 17-18 after New York Times writer Maggie Haberman wrote that Trump “has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August,” but added, “No, that’s not how it works; it’s just exchanging knowledge.”
The Washington Post also verified Haberman’s allegations, saying that, “Some advisers said that such comments appear to be just offhand musings,” then stating that Trump has been fascinated with election audits and has told allies that they may lead to his re-election later this year.
In the Morning Consult and Politico survey conducted from June 4 to 7, 29% of Republican voters predicted Trump would be reinstalled as president by late 2021.