NYT poll shows nearly 40% of voters willing to vote for candidate who says 2020 election was stolen

Democrats overwhelmingly unwilling to do so.

Published: October 18, 2022 2:23pm

Updated: October 18, 2022 2:44pm

Nearly four out of every 10 U.S. voters are willing to cast a ballot for a political candidate who questions the results of the 2020 presidential election, new polling shows. 

The New York Times/Siena College poll found that 39% of registered voters would be willing to vote "for [a] candidate if they say they think the 2020 election was stolen."

Those numbers are dispersed markedly among partisan respondents: 70% of Democratic voters say they would never vote for such a candidate, while 85% of Republican voters said they would. 

More than a third of independent voters, meanwhile, affirmed that they would cast a ballot for those candidates. 

The Times in its coverage of the poll claimed that the results indicate that "voters overwhelmingly believe American democracy is under threat, but seem remarkably apathetic about that danger."

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