Half of Republicans think Trump 'rightfully won' the election: poll

Half of Republicans think Trump 'rightfully won' the election: poll


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.

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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

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