79% of Trump Supporters Say Presidential Race Was 'Illegally Stolen,' Poll Shows
Politico survey reveals unprecedented mistrust of media amid presidential battle
An overwhelming majority of President Donald Trump's supporters believe the presidential race was "illegally stolen," a new poll has revealed.
The 2020 Voter Priorities Survey, conducted by Politico, shows that 79 percent of Trump voters believe the results are not valid because illegal voting and fraud took place during the election.
Only twenty-one percent of Trump-voting Americans believe the election results are legitimate.
The news comes as the Trump campaign continues to battle for election integrity amid allegations of voter fraud.
At the center of allegations has been Dominion Voting Systems - the company that develops the software that runs voting machines.
Dominion has faced scrutiny and claims about its ability to rig an election.
Here are some of the highlights of Politico's election poll:
Nearly two-thirds of Trump Voters don’t accept the result.
This level of distrust in election results is unprecedented.
Meanwhile, 97 percent of Biden voters accept the result.
83 percent of Trump voters believe the media is the enemy of the people.
That statistic nearly flips for Biden voters with 72 percent believing that the media plays an important role in our democracy.
81 percent of Republican voters have less respect for Democrats than they did four years ago.
77 percent of Democrats feel the same.
61 percent of Republicans said we should keep the Electoral College to elect presidents while 32 percent of Democrats say it should be scrapped.
59 percent of Democrats want to end the college and depend on the popular vote.
One-quarter of Democrats think that Biden should serve only one term — or 28 percent.
Both Trump and Pence (separately) are front runners for the 2024 GOP nomination.
Independents are looking at a broader range of GOP candidates including Ted Cruz and Nikki Haley.
The poll surveyed 1,500 voters online from November 10 to November 19.
The margin of error is plus or minus 2.5 percent.
Republican is defined as those who self-report as “Strong Republican” or “Moderate Republican.”
Independent is defined as those who self-report as “Independent,” “Independent who leans Republican,” or “Independent who leans Democratic.”
Democrat is defined as those who self-report as “Strong Democrat” or “Moderate Democrat.”