A new national phone and online survey released by Rasmussen Reports shows that most voters support President Donald J. Trump’s decision not to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration.
While 20 percent of likely U.S. voters think it would be better for the country if Trump attends the inauguration, 32 percent say it would be worse if he attends. Forty-one percent said it will have no impact.
The majority of Americans (54 percent) believe it is at least somewhat likely there will be a peaceful transition of power. Twenty-three percent do not believe a peaceful transition of power is very likely.
While 51 percent of voters think it is at least somewhat likely Biden will be able to unite the country, there is a significant partisan gap. Forty-nine percent of Republicans say it is not likely at all that Americans will unite under Biden. Eighty percent of Democrats think it at least somewhat likely he can unite America.
Democrats and black voters are more likely than Republicans or white voters to say Trump attending Biden’s inauguration would be worse for the country.