(WLWT-TV) Nearly half of Republicans believe an armed revolution may be necessary in the next few years to protect civil liberties, according to a new poll.

The poll, which was conducted by telephone last week by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, found that 29 percent of Americans believe armed revolution may be necessary, with 5 percent saying they’re not sure.

While 18 percent of Democrats and 27 percent of independents believe that to be true, 44 percent of Republicans questioned in the poll said armed revolution may be needed.

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