Poll: Overwhelming majority of Americans don't think Trump's term should be extended by 2 years

An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the idea of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE’s first term in the White House being extended by two years, according to a new survey.

A new poll from The University of Virginia Center for Politics conducted by Ipsos found 77 percent of respondents don’t think Trump should get an extra two years in office and do not think the 2020 election should be delayed.

Trump recently retweeted evangelical leader and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., who suggested Trump’s first term should be extended due to “time stolen by this corrupt failed coup,” referring to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s 22-month investigation into Russia's election interference.


White House officials reportedly said Trump's retweet suggesting he should be given an additional two years in office was meant as a joke.

Trump followed up his retweet of Falwell with a tweet of his own saying "they have stolen two years of my (our) Presidency (Collusion Delusion) that we will never be able to get back."

The new poll found there was a slight split in views among Republican and Democrat respondents.

Respondents who identified as Republicans said they don’t think Trump’s first term should be extended by a 62 percent to 31 percent margin. Only 9 percent of respondents who identified as Democrats said Trump’s term should be extended by two years.

Nearly 90 percent of respondents said the “peaceful handover of power after elections” and “both parties respecting the results of elections” are essential to the “healthy functioning of American democracy.”

Less than 10 percent of respondents said Trump would ignore the results of the 2020 contest and stay in office if he loses.

The online survey of 1,005 adults from across America was conducted between May 14-15. It reports an adjusted confidence interval of plus or minus 5 percentage points.