Republican plans to manipulate a brokered convention in favor of an establishment candidate could split the GOP and destroy its chance to elect a president in 2016, according to a poll conducted by FedUp PAC.
The possibility that GOP power brokers will find a way to use the rules to hijack the convention and ignore the will of the voters was a great concern for 82% and a concern for another 13%.
The nomination of either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio would cause 53% of conservatives to consider voting for a third-party candidate. If Republican power brokers were to take advantage of a deadlocked convention to nominate Mitt Romney, 75% would oppose that move.
Conservatives are so concerned about the secret December 7 meeting called by Reince Priebus to plan for a brokered convention that 72% want Priebus to resign as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. 87% labeled themselves as “very concerned” that “GOP leaders in Washington have too much influence on the selection of the Republican nominee.”
An overwhelming 92% declared the importance of honoring “the primary and caucus elections of their state.” In that vein, 80% hope for the repeal of the rule, adopted at the 2012 convention to protect Mitt Romney, prohibiting anyone to be placed in nomination unless he has a majority of the delegates in at least eight states.
90% said they planned to vote in the primary or caucus of their state.
FedUp PAC is a grass roots organization that wants constitutional conservatives to take over the GOP because Americans are fed up with the Republican establishment. It is not affiliated with any candidate or committee.