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Some Americans believe in Taylor Swift election conspiracy theories, survey says

Even though the Super Bowl is over, right-wing conspiracy theories regarding Taylor Swift and the 2024 presidential race are still very much alive and well.

In a Monmouth University poll, over 40% of Americans are aware of the conspiracy theory that claims Taylor Swift is part of a secret government effort to support President Joe Biden in his bid for reelection, noting that a significant portion of those who believe this theory also think the results of the 2020 election were rigged.

Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, claims that a sizable portion of Trump supporters are on board with the purported Taylor Swift psyop theory. “Even many who hadn’t heard about it before we polled them accept the idea as credible. Welcome to the 2024 election,” he added.

Right-wing media took a keen interest in the conspiracy claim after the singer began dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

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In 2020, Swift supported the US president over Donald Trump; the White House is allegedly trying to ensure she does the same this year.

In the Monmouth poll, 73% of participants denied the existence of the Taylor Swift conspiracy, while 9% claimed they were unsure.

Moreover, among those who indicated they thought there was a conspiracy, nearly three-quarters (71%) were identified as Republicans or had a leaning toward them; 83% of them said they would vote for Trump in November.

Additionally, the survey revealed that while 68% of Americans agreed with Swift’s encouragement of her followers to vote, Democrats were more likely to agree with this statement than Republicans (42%), with 88% of the former holding this view.

On February 10, when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, Swift did not make the alleged halftime intervention to support Biden in his anticipated rematch with Trump for the presidency. Kelce did not propose either.

After the Chief’s victory, Biden’s social media staff posted a “Dark Brandon” joke, which featured him with lasers for eyes and said, “Just like we drew it up.”

Subsequently, Trump said that Swift would be “disloyal” if she supported Biden since she had benefited from the Music Modernization Act, which was approved during his presidency and dealt with revenues from streaming services.

Nevertheless, 902 American adults participated in a telephone survey administered by Monmouth University between February 8 and 12, 2024. For the entire sample, the margin of error for the question results in this release is +/- 4.1 percentage points.


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