PUBLISHED: 15:14, Sat, Oct 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:14, Sat, Oct 24, 2020
Last month, the US President sparked controversy by refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November 3 election. At a White House press conference, Mr Trump was asked directly whether he would yield power if he lost. He said: "Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.
“You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots.
"And the ballots are a disaster.”
The reporter then asked: "But people are rioting. Do you commit to making sure there is a peaceful transition of power?”
Mr Trump replied: “Get rid of the ballots and we’ll have a very peaceful – there won’t be a transfer, frankly – there’ll be a continuation."
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Critics took this statement to mean one thing: if the President goes down, he's not leaving without a fight.
However in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, president of Ipsos Public Affairs Clifford Young has stressed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is also likely to do the same.
He said: "Our own polling suggests that about 53 percent of Americans believe that the Republicans would ensure a fair and accurate election.
"And 55 percent believe the Democrats would.
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