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Just 19% in new poll say they feel ‘excited’ by presidential election results

Other results: 33% are 'relieved,' 27% 'disappointed,' 11% 'angry.'

Published: January 4, 2021 12:43pm

Updated: January 4, 2021 1:22pm

Reactions to the presidential election in a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen varied greatly, with only 19% saying they feel "excited" about the 2020 election results, while others avowed feelings of relief, disappointment or anger.

Just the News Poll, Which of the following best describes your reaction to the results of the 2020 election?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen


Feelings split largely along party lines, with Republicans tending toward anger and disappointment and Democrats signaling more relief and excitement.

A majority of Republicans, 54%, say they are "disappointed" in the outcome of the election, while nearly half of Democrats, 49%, feel "relieved." 

Eleven percent of respondents did not specify their reaction to the election result. 

This survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen from Dec. 26-27, 2020.

To see the poll's cross-demographic tabulations, click here.

To see the poll's methodology and sample demographics, click here.

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