A cutout of U.S. President Donald Trump is pictured as supporters take part in a protest against the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 21, 2020.
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Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Almost every supporter of President Donald Trump thinks differently, according to a new poll from CNBC / Change Research.
With the president making unsubstantiated claims about electoral errors and raising doubts about voter turnout, only 3% of Trump voters polled said they accepted Biden’s victory as legitimate, the poll published on Monday found. An incredible 73% of those polled think Trump is the legitimate winner. Another 24% said they were not sure.
Only 3% of Trump voters believe he should give in to Biden and begin the peaceful transfer of power. Another 31% want the president to go to court until states confirm the results. Two-thirds, or 66%, think Trump should never admit.
The results will have little practical impact on President-elect Biden’s journey to taking office on January 20. According to NBC News, he will win the White House by 306 votes and the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Arizona on the way. The Trump campaign has repeatedly lost in court with no irregularities affecting the results, and a handcount of the votes in Georgia confirmed Biden’s victory.
However, the poll underscores the potentially greater damage that Trump’s lies about the number of votes inflicted on public confidence in the electoral process. The president appears to have convinced many of his supporters that he was wrong to lose, despite state officials and judges shooting down repeated allegations of fraud and wrongdoing.
More than 73 million people voted for Trump in the elections. More than 79 million ballots for Biden.
The poll polled 1,203 people who voted for Trump nationwide from Wednesday to Saturday in 2020. The error rate is plus or minus 2.83 percentage points.
The vast majority of Trump voters – 81% – said they would not give Biden a chance as president. Only 19% said they would.
Even so, Trump supporters supported some of the guidelines the former Vice President was able to follow in the White House. Almost all or 91% of respondents said they support proposals that the federal government must buy products from American companies and make tax changes to encourage supply chains to be diverted to the United States
Three quarters support plans to expand rural health care and broadband access, as well as proposals to help small and medium-sized businesses compete with large businesses. Seven-in-10 said they are supporting job creation plans by repairing infrastructure and investing in sustainable energy.
Two of Biden’s economic plans were the least popular with people who voted for president. Only 24% of Trump voters support migrant taxes for businesses and people who earn more than $ 400,000 a year. Only 13% raise the federal minimum wage to $ 15 an hour.
Loyalty to Trump is deeply rooted in the respondents. When asked who they would identify with if the president left the GOP, 72% answered Trump’s party, while 28% said the Republican party.
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