About half of Republicans said they think President Trump “rightfully won” the 2020 election on the belief that state vote counters put their thumb on the scale for presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden, according to polling released Wednesday.
Nearly three-quarters of overall respondents – 73% – said they agreed that Mr. Biden won the election, compared to 5% who said they think Mr. Trump won, according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll.
But 52% of Republicans said they think Mr. Trump “rightfully won,” compared to 29% who said the same for Mr. Biden.
About two-thirds of GOP respondents said they were concerned the election was “rigged” – a phrase repeatedly employed by Mr. Trump as he challenges the results – compared to 16% of Democrats and one-third of independents who said the same.
Fifty-five percent of U.S. adults said they think the Nov. 3 presidential election was “legitimate and accurate,” down 7 points from a poll taken shortly after the 2016