As QAnon Candidates Keep Winning, Third of Republicans Think Conspiracy Is 'Mostly True'

One the same day that a QAnon supporter won a Massachusetts GOP primary unopposed, a poll showed that more than half of Republican voters think that the conspiracy theory is mostly or partly true.

A Daily Kos/Civiqs poll, released on Wednesday, showed that 33 percent of Republicans believe that the QAnon theory is "mostly true". Another 23 percent believed that "some parts of the conspiracy are true".

Candidate Tracy Lovvorn won her nomination unchallenged for the Republican nomination in Massachusetts' 2nd congressional district, a heavily Democratic district.

Lovvorn expressed her embrace of the QAnon theory on her Twitter account on 23 March, using the hashtag #WWG1WGA—"Where we go one, we go all"—a common expression among QAnon adherents.

The poll showed that, in contrast, 72 percent of Democrats surveyed said the QAnon conspiracy theory is not true at all, and only 5 percent found it mostly true.

Overall, almost one in three (32 percent) of the respondents said that the conspiracy is mostly true or some of its parts are true, while 43 percent said that it is not true at all.

QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory about "deep state elites," presumably Democrats and liberals, plotting against President Donald Trump.

The poll surveyed 1,368 adults in the United States from August 29-September 1, with a margin of error of ±2.7% at the 95% confidence level, accounting for the design effect.

One of the first QAnon-supporting candidates to win a primary was Majorie Greene, who will run in the election to represent Georgia's heavily conservative 14th district in the House of Representatives.

However, Greene has since tried to distance herself from the conspiracy. In an interview with Fox News in mid-August, she insisted she that QAnon "doesn't represent" her, while complaining of attacks on her by the media.

She said that her campaign is primarily about "saving Americans from socialism," adding that videos showing her making comments in support of QAnon were not part of the campaign.

Nevertheless, in one video, she called "Q," the supposed high-level clearance government informant in the theory who dissolves information to the public, "a patriot."

Other Republican candidates who have expressed support for QAnon include Mike Cargile, who will attempt to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Norma Torres in the election for California's 35th congressional district.

Cargile's Twitter profile includes the hashtag #WWG1WGA, and when he had to explain his use of the motto, he said: "I have the 'Where we go one, we go all' motto on my Twitter account because I think it is the perfect sentiment for all Americans to have toward one another."

He went on to say: "As a prospective legislator, I find it irresponsible and indefensible NOT to seek out the truth on any occurrence, regarding any event (...) Regarding actual 'Q' intel...we'll see. Only a fool would look at the Washington landscape and conclude that the president has no enemies inside the beltway."

In Oregon, Jo Rae Perkins won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate after beating three Republicans candidates in May. She will run in the November election against incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley

In a now-deleted video, the senate candidate said: "I stand with President Trump, I stand with Q and the team. Thank you anons, thank you patriots, and together we can save our republic."

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A QAnon sign is seen by the shuttle busses at the Manchester Mall during a Trump Campaign Rally at Manchester airport in Londonderry, New Hampshire on August 28. A new poll shows that more than half of Republicans believe the QAnon conspiracy is true. Joseph Prezioso/Getty Images