A new national poll done by J. Wallin Opinion Research revealed a majority (59.2%) of Republican voters oppose changing the U.S. Constitution by calling an Article V Constitutional Convention.
Further evidence in the poll shows the reluctance of Republican voters to take drastic steps to alter this foundational document. Protecting and preserving the rights guaranteed by the Constitution is one of the top three priorities for Republican voters, who view this issue as being significantly more important than traditional conservative totems such as reducing taxes and government finances.
The key takeaways:
70.2% of GOP voters becomes less likely to support a convention when they learn it could change the rights to free speech, the right to bear arms, freedom of religion, and even our right to vote. 60.2% of voters overall become less likely to support a convention after learning this.
70% of Republicans become less likely to support a convention knowing that the Constitution is one of the most important documents in the world – but some supporters of a convention have openly said they want to use the convention to put every part of the document up for discussion.
65% of GOP voters becomes less likely to support a convention when they learn it has been opposed by many conservative organizations.
Ultimately, 56.7% of Republicans feel that calling an Article V constitutional convention is counterproductive towards the goal of protecting American interests and ensuring the safety of our nation.
J Wallin Opinion Research interviewed 1,000 respondents using live, professional interviewers, speaking Spanish and English languages and calling both mobile and landlines (93.4% of this survey was completed on mobile phones). A survey of this size yields a margin of error of +/-3.1% (95% confidence interval). The sample is stratified, meaning that the demographic composition of our results matches the demographic composition of the region and turnout model that was surveyed.
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