While a majority of likely voters responding to a new Rasmussen survey thought mail-in ballots “worked well for the most part,” 39 percent disagreed and suspect it led to “unprecedented voter fraud in this election.”
The new survey results, released Monday, also revealed 47 percent of respondents “say it’s likely that Democrats stole voters or destroyed pro-Trump ballots in several states to ensure that Joe Biden would win.” At the same time, 49 percent “consider that unlikely,” Rasmussen reported.
The division underscores the continuing split between Americans on the election outcome, and politics in general.
According to Rasmussen, those who criticized the election include “36% who say voter fraud was Very Likely.”
“These findings are little changed from mid-November,” Rasmussen said Monday. “Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans say it’s Very Likely the Democrats stole the election, a view shared by 17% of Democrats and 28% of voters not affiliated with either major party.”
By no small coincidence, Newsmax was running an online—meaning unscientific—survey about whether voters believe President Donald Trump should concede the election to Biden. A healthy 97 percent say the president should not concede.
The same percentage approve of the president’s job performance, and not surprisingly, it was the same percentage of respondents who believe widespread vote fraud cost Trump the election.
The Associated Press is giving Trump a scathing critique for remarks he made over the weekend during a rally in Georgia to support Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, running for re-election Jan. 5 in hopes of maintaining a Senate majority to serve as a firewall to Biden’s full agenda.
Calling many of the president’s remarks “audacious falsehoods,” an AP Fact Checker accused the president of flooding his post-election rally with “debunked conspiracy theories” for declaring victory “in an election he decisively lost.”
But not everyone believes that is the case, as underscored by the Rasmussen survey results. Sixty-two percent of Republican respondents to the survey say it’s “very likely” the Democrats stole the election, and 17 percent of Democrats agree with that perspective. If they did, so far there apparently has not been solid evidence about how they did it, despite allegations of ballots hidden in suitcases, or voting machines flipping enough votes to make a difference. But, again, man voters dispute this, and it is fast becoming an argument for which there will likely be no settlement.
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