(PresidentialWire.com)- In a recent study conducted by Quinnipiac University, more Americans expressed fear about the potential collapse of American democracy.
The poll’s results were released on Wednesday before President Joe Biden’s scheduled address to the nation in prime time on Thursday. During his speech, Biden is anticipated to address the threat to democracy.
According to a Quinnipiac poll, Sixty-seven percent of Americans believe that democracy is at risk of collapsing, compared to 29 percent who do not. This was an increase of nine points from a Quinnipiac survey conducted in January, which revealed that 37% of Americans did not believe that the United States democracy was in danger, and 58% of Americans did.
There was also strong bipartisan agreement, with 69 percent of both Democrats and Republicans and 66 percent of independents stating that they thought democracy was in danger.
Tim Malloy, a polling analyst at Quinnipiac University, said this is a rare instance of consensus around a sinister worry.
The margin of error for the Quinnipiac survey, which surveyed 1,584 American adults from August 24 to 29, is +/-2.5 percent.
At 67 percent, a resounding majority of Americans in the poll are worried about democracy, and that number is getting close to the percentage of Americans who voiced similar worries on January 6, 2021, immediately following the Capitol riot.
According to a Quinnipiac poll released on January 11, 2021, 74% of voters thought American democracy was in danger.
To stop the certification of President Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Later that day, after the Capitol was free of rioters, the election results were certified.
The nonpartisan House of Representatives Select Committee is one of the ongoing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Capitol riot, and hearings are set to resume in the fall.
According to a White House official reported by NBC News, President Biden will deliver a speech at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia on Thursday, emphasizing “the ongoing war for the soul of the country.”
According to reports, the president will discuss democracy and assert that Americans’ rights are in jeopardy.
The White House official stated that he would clarify who is fighting for those rights, those liberties, and our democracy.
In a speech last week in Maryland, Biden cautioned that issues like Social Security, abortion rights, and protection from gun violence would all be up for a vote in the next midterm elections.
The president also targeted “MAGA [Make America Great Again] Republicans,” as he put them.
In an apparent allusion to the so-called “Big Lie”—false accusations by former President Trump and his followers that the 2020 election was stolen from him—Biden urged people to vote this year to “actually preserve democracy again.”
Biden has talked out of both sides of his toothy grin, saying on the one hand, “no one will ever steal an election again.” And on the other hand, saying that the election in 2020 was secure.