Poll: Share of Trump voters who believe President Biden ‘won fair and square’ falls to 9%
According to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, more Trump voters than ever before do not believe President Biden “won fair and square.” Only 9% of those polled think Biden “won fair and square.” The number was 13% last January.
Biden and Trump supporters, 88 percent of the former and 89 percent of the latter, now say they are “worried about the future of U.S. democracy.” Their reasons, of course, are different.
The poll of 1,537 U.S. adults, which was conducted from Dec. 18 to 22, 2021, found that Trump voters overwhelmingly believe that there was enough fraud in 2020 “to influence the outcome” (75 percent). As a result, a majority of Trump voters (52 percent) are convinced that the next election will be “rigged” as well.
Among Biden voters, the fear is that accusations of fraud could trigger “another attack like Jan. 6” (75 percent), or simply provide a pretext for Republican politicians in key battleground states such as Arizona, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania to keep proposing and passing laws that would make it easier to reject their own citizens’ votes and hand the Electoral College to the Republican presidential nominee.
Before the 2020 election, nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) said they at least trusted their own state “to accurately count the votes in the next presidential election.” Since then, even that number has fallen 10 points, to 53 percent.
At the same time, clear majorities of both Trump voters (56 percent) and Biden voters (57 percent) now say U.S. democracy is less secure than it was prior to Jan. 6.