Poll Results: Legitimate Presidency

October 21, 2016, 8:11 PM UTC

These are the topline results of a YouGov survey of 1000 US adults interviewed October 19-20, 2016 on a legitimate presidency. The margin of error is 4.3%.

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Who would you rather see win the presidential election?
Hillary Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40%
Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%
Neither . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

If Donald Trump wins the presidential election, will you accept him as the legitimate president, or not?
Asked of those who would rather see Hillary Clinton win the election
Accept him . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31%
Not accept him . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%

Which comes closer to your opinion?
Asked of those who would rather see Hillary Clinton win the election
It’s possible that Donald Trump could legitimately win the election . . . . . . . 42%
Donald Trump can only win if the election is rigged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%

If Donald Trump wins the presidential election, do you think it would or would not be justified for citizens to take violent action against the government?
Asked of those who would rather see Hillary Clinton win the election
Violent action would be justified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Violent action would not be justified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%

If Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election, will you accept her as the legitimate president, or not?
Asked of those who would rather see Donald Trump win the election
Accept her . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16%
Not accept her . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%

Which comes closer to your opinion?
Asked of those who would rather see Donald Trump win the election
It’s possible that Hillary Clinton could legitimately win the election . . . . . . . 30%
Hillary Clinton can only win if the election is rigged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13%

If Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election, do you think it would or would not be justified for citizens to take violent action against the government?
Asked of those who would rather see Donald Trump win the election
Violent action would be justified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%
Violent action would not be justified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17%