3 in 4 Democrat, unaffiliated voters who saw '2000 Mules' would recommend to others: poll

Likely voters earning $30,000-50,000 most likely to say "public awareness" of election fraud, the documentary's subject, is "very important."

Updated: June 5, 2022 - 1:18pm

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Dinesh D'Souza's election fraud documentary "2000 Mules" is drawing rave reviews across the political spectrum from those who saw it, according to a Rasmussen Reports phone and web survey of 1,000 likely voters.

While only 15% of survey participants have seen the film about the 2020 election, which claims hundreds of "mules" stuffed ballot boxes at odd hours of the day in critical swing states, Democrats (73%) and unaffiliated (74%) voters are nearly as likely as Republicans (85%) to recommend it to others "whether or not they share their political beliefs."

The film "strengthened their conviction that there was systematic and widespread election fraud" that deprived President Trump of re-election for 85% of Republicans, 68% of Democrats and 77% of unaffiliated voters. Only 19% of all viewers said it weakened their belief in election fraud. 

Perhaps surprisingly, the percentages of survey respondents who have seen "2000 Mules" are not starkly different based on political affiliation: 19% Republicans, 14% Democrats and 11% unaffiliated voters. The film also has relatively high name recognition across Republicans (50%), Democrats (38%) and unaffiliated (38%), and the vast majority of non-viewers are familiar with its claims (75% Republican, 63% Democrat, 74% unaffiliated).

Rasmussen emphasized findings by income level as well. Those earning more than $200,000 a year are most familiar with the election fraud claims, while the income bracket between $30,000 and $50,000 is most likely to say "public awareness of the documentary’s subject matter is Very Important."

The survey was conducted June 1-2 and has a margin of sampling error or plus or minus 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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