Despite Media Focus On QAnon Influence, Vast Majority Of Voters Know Very Little Or Nothing About It


A new poll shows a majority of registered voters know either little about the QAnon conspiracy or nothing at all about it.

Among all registered voters, 32% say they know “nothing” about QAnon, 45% know “a little,” while 22% know “a lot” about the conspiracy, according to a YouGov poll.

Supporters for presidential nominee Joe Biden were more likely to report having knowledge of QAnon, with 22% reporting they know “nothing,” 46% saying they know “a little,” and 32% indicating they know “a lot.”

Among supporters of President Trump, 40% reported knowing “nothing,” 48% “a little,” and 12% said they know “a lot” about QAnon.

The Economist/YouGov poll comes after Trump had a heated exchange with NBC News’s Savannah Guthrie, who asked the president if he would denounce the conspiracy during his town hall event.

“I know nothing about QAnon,” Trump said.

“I just told you,” Guthrie responded.

“What you tell me doesn’t necessarily make it fact, I hate to say that,” Trump responded. “I know nothing about it. I do know they are very much against pedophilia — they fight it very hard.”

Trump took criticism for failing to denounce QAnon during the exchange, including from within his own party by Sen. Mitt Romney.

“The president’s unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory last night continues an alarming pattern,” Romney said.

QAnon is a conspiracy theory that claims Democratic politicians and Hollywood celebrities are involved in a secret cabal that sexually abuses and eats young children.

While many voters say they know little about the conspiracy, the poll shows a partisan split in feelings among those with knowledge of it.

“Democratic voters who have heard something about QAnon overwhelmingly reject it (82%), but only 34% of Republicans say the same,” YouGov wrote of the poll results. “In fact, almost three in ten Republicans who have heard the theory say they have a favorable view of it (29%). Republicans aware of QAnon are also far more likely to say they don’t know how to feel about it (37%, vs 8% of Democrats).”

The poll interviewed 1,500 U.S. registered voters online between Oct. 18 – 20, with a margin of error of 2.9%

Author: Michael Lee

Source: Washington Examiner : Despite media focus on QAnon influence, vast majority of voters know very little or nothing about it