Republican Voters Lash Out At The GOP For Cancelling Primaries To Boost Trump’s Re-Election Chances
A new poll conducted by Business Insider showed on Friday that a lot of Republican voters are angry at the fact that multiple states have cancelled GOP primaries in order to help Donald Trump’s chances of being reelected.
Trump currently faces three primary challengers in former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.
And despite the fact that 88 percent of Republicans side with Trump, many Republican voters wanted a fair chance for other challengers.
But at least four states — Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina — are planning to cancel their primaries or caucuses to deny delegates to those long-shot challengers.
Business Insider polled 1,142 Republican primary voters to measure their opinions on the cancellations.
According to the poll, 21 percent disagree with the cancellations, and another 28 percent believed the cancellations were wrong, even if the outcome was assured.
The poll found that 18 percent of those voters could not justify the expense of a primary if the outcome was assured, and 16 percent said Trump could run the GOP however he saw fit.
Another 17 percent did not know how they felt about the cancellations.