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Nearly Three-Quarters of Republicans Do Not Believe Biden Legitimately Won

According to a newly released poll, nearly three-quarters of Republicans have doubts that President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory was legitimate.

The poll, conducted by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, found that 71 percent of Republicans view Biden’s win as illegitimate and largely defend the Capitol protesters.

Just six percent of Republicans said that Biden was definitely legitimately elected, while 15 percent said he “probably” is.

Regarding January 6, a majority of 62 percent of Republicans said the people involved were “protestors,” 26 percent referred to them as “patriots,” and 27 percent said they were “Antifa.” Democrats on the hand, nearly equally described those involved in January 6 as “insurrectionists,” “white nationalists” and “rioters” (68 percent each), a “mob” (67 percent) and “terrorists” (64 percent).

“Women and people of color are more likely to use negative words such as ‘insurrection’ and ‘riot’ to describe the events of January 6,” Raymond La Raja, professor of political science at UMass Amherst and associate director of the poll, said in a statement about the results. “Meanwhile older, wealthier, conservatives and whites are more likely to use the term ‘protest’ than other groups. Very few Trump voters view the events as anything worse than a protest.”

A 72 percent majority of Republicans say they do not believe Mike Pence or members of Congress were in danger of harm during the events on January 6, while 84 percent of Democrats say that the lawmakers faced physical threat.

A large majority of those who believe the election was fraudulent, 83 percent, cited issues with ballots.

“Public officials need to shore up faith in how we vote,” La Raja said. “The top reason voters don’t think Biden’s victory was legitimate has to do with belief in fraud – 83% of the poll’s respondents cited fraudulent ballots being counted by election officials to help Biden win in several states. Roughly the same percentage – 81% – claim that absentee ballots from dead people also helped him. Meanwhile, 76% blamed non-citizens and other ineligible voters who cast ballots. These are extremely worrisome perceptions, and improved faith in the electoral process won’t happen until Republicans stop saying the election was stolen.”

Overall, across the political spectrum, six in 10 Americans said that they view Biden’s victory as legitimate.

This University of Massachusetts Amherst Poll of 1,000 respondents nationwide was conducted by YouGov Dec. 14-20. YouGov interviewed 1036 total respondents who were then matched down to a sample of 1,000 to produce the final dataset. The respondents were matched to a sampling frame on gender, age, race and education. 

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6 responses to “Nearly Three-Quarters of Republicans Do Not Believe Biden Legitimately Won”

  1. JustDavid says:

    I personally believe that the 2020 election saw the most amount of cheating from the Left in the history of the U.S.

    Even without a coordinated campaign there would be enough independent actors who would do their best to cheat. I’ve been seeing how people caught up in this Postmodern Neo-Marxism operate. They don’t conceptually believe in truth or morality, for one. However they do take moral high grounds. “Morality is subjective or doesn’t exist” but they’re good people for “preventing fascism”.

    They don’t believe in ethical behavior. They will do anything to win. Trump was evil incarnate. You have people willing to cheat and abuse power for minor reasons and then put them into positions to deal with votes for Trump? Cheating was rampant.

  2. pandusa says:

    As a registered Independent since 1986,I raise my mug for : wishes for the New Year and
    Auld Lang Syne:
    Pseudo Joe shall be impeached…Woke conclude- losing their MINDS…The whole administration jailed…or forced to resign.
    For Auld Lang Syne, my friends…For Auld Lang Syne…The rest of them… like CNN, jailed… or forced to resign…

  3. Devilsgun says:

    Or maybe, just maybe, the headline should state that ‘1/3rd of Republicans are pathetic mindless mouth breathing animal ‘believers’ who don’t question, act, or do shit to preserve liberty for the future generations

  4. PolishPierogi says:

    I called my democratic rep on the 4th of November 2020 and she was in shock about what was going on. I asked her what was going to happen and she told me “I don’t know but these ballots are bad for all of us!” If they mainstream ballots moving into 2022/2024 we will see conflict. The rights always targeted specific shit though. You won’t see them burn down homes/businesses you’ll probably see something like the earlier era of targeted bombings and killings. The second the state/fed retaliates it will set the whole country off. Everyone can see clear as day what the establishment/deepstate/cabal/cathedral/whatever you want to call it did in 2020. Changing election laws days before a PRESIDENTIAL election is heinous and disgusting let alone treasonous. The US has a consititution for a reason and its pretty clear how you handle tyrants.

  5. DaddyProphetBunny says:

    It’s not an easy topic. 54/55 cases dismissed in court (or something close to that) is enough for people to think it’s legit election. However, for me, this was enough for me to see the courts are compromised. It really blew my mind. Also, the 6 different ways they stole it makes it difficult to have a conversation about. It’s not a centralized issue but a decentralized one; as such we must be willing to deal with it whether no one else cares or not. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

  6. shadowx717 says:

    With numbers like those it’s amazing nothing’s actually really broken out yet. I suppose it just comes down to there being no centralized figure to lead the charge.