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New poll: Almost a third say Trump was legitimate winner of election

Nearly six out of 10 believe Biden was the winner.

Published: January 5, 2021 12:46pm

Updated: January 5, 2021 4:36pm

Nearly one-third of U.S. voters believe that President Trump was the legitimate winner of the 2020 election, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.


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Thirty-one percent of respondents said Trump won reelection in the Nov. 3 presidential race, while 59% said Democrat Joe Biden secured the victory. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the numbers are sharply divided by partisan affiliation: Among GOP voters, 64% believe Trump won the election, while 93% of Democrats believe it was Biden. 

Multiple media outlets quickly called the race for Biden. States later officially certified the victory, giving the long-time Democratic politician enough electoral votes to take the White House. 

Click here to see the poll's cross-demographic tabulations.

Click here to see the poll's methodology and sample demographics.

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