Poll: 1 in 3 Republicans suspect unsubstantiated Taylor Swift election conspiracy.

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 About one-third of Republicans say they believe Taylor Swift is involved in a covert government effort to help Joe Biden win the 2024 presidential election, a poll published Wednesday from Monmouth University found.

The absurd and baseless in question, which was popularized in right-wing media ahead of Super Bowl LVIII, alleges Swift’s relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was fabricated by the government as part of a sprawling psychological operations plot. The goal of the purported plot is that the Chiefs’ victory on Sunday would present Swift with an even larger pulpit from which to endorse Biden, swinging the 2024 presidential election in his favor.

Poll: 1 in 3 Republicans suspect unsubstantiated Taylor Swift election conspiracy.
Poll: 1 in 3 Republicans suspect unsubstantiated Taylor Swift election conspiracy.

While the pop superstar endorsed Biden ahead of the 2020 election and has encouraged her fans to vote in recent years, there is no factual evidence to support the conspiracy theory that has quickly moved from the fringe into the public discourse.

“The supposed Taylor Swift PsyOp conspiracy has legs among a decent number of Trump supporters,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement. “Even many who hadn’t heard about it before we polled them accept the idea as credible.”

“Welcome to the 2024 election,” Murray added.

While just under half (46%) of the 902 US adults surveyed for the poll reported they’d heard something about the conspiracy theory, one in five US adults (18%) said they believe the conspiracy, with 32% of Republicans — easily the largest of any political ideology — agreeing it is legitimate, the Monmouth poll found.

Poll: 1 in 3 Republicans suspect unsubstantiated Taylor Swift election conspiracy.
Poll: 1 in 3 Republicans suspect unsubstantiated Taylor Swift election conspiracy.

Notably, however, 42% of those who said they believe the conspiracy theory to be true hadn’t heard about it before being contacted for the poll, showing either a bias against the president or a predilection for conspiracy theories.

Swift has been attacked for weeks by vocal proponents of the theory, notably influential personalities toting fringe MAGA ideologies, including former presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy, conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec, and right-wing media personality Benny Johnson.

Ahead of Sunday’s big game, former president Donald Trump attempted to pressure Swift, saying on his social media platform that she would be “disloyal” to him should she elect to endorse a Biden presidency.

“I like her boyfriend, Travis, even though he may be a Liberal, and probably can’t stand me!” Trump wrote.

Poll: 1 in 3 Republicans suspect unsubstantiated Taylor Swift election conspiracy.
Poll: 1 in 3 Republicans suspect unsubstantiated Taylor Swift election conspiracy.

According to the findings of a recent poll, almost one third of Republicans are of the opinion that there is a “covert government effort” for Taylor Swift to assist President Biden in winning the presidential race in 2024.

Why it is Important: Republicans are full of conspiracy theories about sinister “covert government efforts” relating to anything from elections to criminal indictments against former President Trump. This particular conspiracy theory is just one of several that Republicans believe in.

By the numbers: According to a poll that was issued on Wednesday by Monmouth University, in spite of the fact that nearly three quarters of Americans do not believe that a “covert government effort” exists, 18% of respondents do feel that such an endeavor exists.

There are 32% of Republicans, 18% of independents, and 6% of Democrats who are among the 18% of people who believe in the concept.
On the other hand, the 73% of people who do not believe in God are made up of 89% of Democrats, 72% of independents, and 57% of Republicans.
Swift, the iconic pop diva, has been at the forefront of right-wing conspiracy theories in recent weeks. Catch up with her quickly.

The relationship between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, who just recently won the Super Bowl, is said to be a deep state psy-op that was coordinated by the National Football League and Democrats to work in favor of President Biden. This is one of the more extreme speculations that has been circulating concerning Swift and Kelce.
Take a step back: A number of other recent polls have revealed that Republicans have similar feelings regarding various conspiracy theories, including those that are associated with the incident that occurred in the Capitol on January 6.

A study conducted by the Washington Post and the University of Maryland indicated that one quarter of Americans believe that the FBI was responsible for the incident that occurred on January 6. This includes 34 percent of Republicans.
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During the period of February 8-12, 2024, the survey was conducted with a total of 902 adults from the United States. The margin of error for this poll is ±4.1 percentage points.


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