Donald Trump’s continued refusal to concede the 2020 election well over 200 days after it was officially decided for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris amid his supporters’ continued calls of widespread fraud have raised doubts about the legitimacy of President Biden’s win among his Republican base. A new poll shows that not only do more than half of Republicans believe the election was rigged, they believe Trump is the rightful President.
The poll, conducted by the website Ipsos, shows just how Trump’s impact remains amid a brand new administration. Regardless of audits, recounts, and court cases that have definitively called the 2020 Presidential election for Joe Biden, 56% of Republicans believe the election was rigged or the result of illegal voting, and 53% think Donald Trump is the actual President, not Joe Biden.
Only 30% of Republicans feel confident that absentee or mail-in ballots were accurately counted, compared to 86% of Democrats and 55% of independents. As a result, 87% of Republicans believe it is important that the government place new limits on voting to protect elections from fraud. Finally, 63% percent of Republicans think Donald Trump should run for President again in 2024, compared to only 8% of Democrats and 23% of independents.
A new #poll conducted between May 17-19, 2021 finds that over half of #Republicans believe Donald #Trump is the actual President of the United States. https://t.co/i07sewMSVX pic.twitter.com/Z1qZPJ1O34
— Ipsos US (@ipsosus) May 21, 2021
Twitter certainly had plenty to say about the new data surrounding the old Big Lie, considering the Republicans are also busy rewriting the history of January 6th by trying to prevent a formal commission to investigate the events of that day, which the Republicans have clearly taken to mean that they themselves will be investigated.
53% of Republicans have no fucking clue when they are being conned.
— Kate 🤍🇺🇸 (@ImSpeaking13) May 24, 2021
I'm pretty sure that the 53% of Republicans who believe the Former Guy is the "True President" right now, are the same ones who thought that giving him HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS after the election was going to "Save America," rather than just pay off his personal debts.
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) May 24, 2021
53% of Republicans have their heads up their ass and believe that Trump is the true President right now. That's a whole lot of people down the rabbit hole. This Country needs an intervention!
— Amy Lynn👣❤ (@AmyAThatcher) May 24, 2021
53% of Republicans are in a cult and would kill themselves if Donald Trump asked them to
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) May 24, 2021