Fewer number of voters now believe Biden won ‘fairly’ than actually voted for him: poll
A growing number of voters do not believe President Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election “fairly,” while a solid majority support election audits, according to a new Rassmussen poll.
In a survey of likely U.S. voters, Rassmussen found that 55% support forensic audits of the 2020 presidential election. While 50% of voters believe he won “fairly” and 41% of voters do not. The number of voters who do not believe he won fairly is up from 34% in February.
The percentage of voters who believe Biden won the election fairly is significant considering he beat former President Donald Trump 51.3% to 46.8%. However, this means that 7 months into Biden’s presidency, fewer voters believe he won fairly than actually voted for him.
Support for 2020 election audits largely falls along party lines, as 71% of Republicans back forensic audits, while only 38% of Democrats do. In addition, 57% of those who identify as nonaffiliated with a party also back the audits.
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A majority of Republicans, 70%, do not believe Biden won the election fairly. Among those nonaffiliated with a party, 45% agree, while only 10% of Democrats share that belief.
The survey of 900 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on June 20 to 21, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. They report their margin of sampling error as +/- 3% with a 95% level of confidence.
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The new survey comes as GOP-led efforts to audit the 2020 election continue to grow. This week, a northern Michigan county voted 4-3 to request the state government conduct an audit of their presidential results, including an investigation into Dominion voting system machines.
The audit currently taking place in Maricopa County, Arizona, is set to wind down this month after examining 2 million ballots to determine if widespread voter fraud impacted the results. Biden beat former President Donald Trump in Maricopa County by 45,000 votes and won the state by only 11,000.