The survey was conducted from November 13 to 17 on a sample of 1,346 people – 598 Democrats and 496 Republicans -, was published on Wednesday and has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.
She points out that – through his refusal to admit defeat to Joe Biden and false accusations of massive fraud – Donald Trump seems to be illegitimately taking advantage of Americans’ trust in their democracy, especially among Republicans.
In all, 73% of respondents say Joe Biden won the election, and only 5% say Trump won.
However, when asked if the Democrat is the “legitimate winner” in the presidential election, Republicans express doubts. Only 29% of them agree with this, and 52% claim that the incumbent Republican is the “legitimate winner.”
Asked what they think, 68% of Republicans say they are worried that the election may have been “rigged.” Only 16% of Democrats are of this opinion and a third of independents.
Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election on November 7 by major US television stations and the Edison Research Institute.
Former Vice President Barack Obama won the vote of 306 large voters in the Electoral College, and Trump 232.
The Electoral College meets on December 14 to nominate the future tenant of the White House. A candidate needs the vote of at least 270 large voters to be elected.
In the popular vote, Biden also defeated Trump.
The poll also reveals a deterioration in Americans’ views on the reliability of electoral processes.
In 2016, after Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, 62% of Americans considered the presidential election to be “legitimate and accurate.”
Currently, their percentage has dropped to 55%.
Conversely, the percentage of people who believe that the ballot was falsified by illegal voting or electoral manipulation has increased from 16 to 28%.