One-Third of Americans Believe Biden’s 2020 Election Was Illegitimate

New University of Massachusetts Amherst poll shows 33% of U.S. voters do not recognize Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election victory, only 58% saying Biden won fair and square.

  • The Amherst survey reported 11% of respondents considered Biden’s victory “probably illegitimate,” while 22% said it’s “definitely illegitimate,” according to Sputnik.
  • 71% of Republicans and 4% of Democrats do not recognize Biden’s election.
  • 91% of Democrats consider Biden’s victory either “definitely legitimate” (83%) or “probably legitimate” (8%).
  • Only 21% of Republicans recognize Biden’s office.
  • The poll also found that the majority of Republicans think the Capitol Police, Antifa, and Democrats are to blame for the Jan 6 Capitol riot, not President Trump.
  • 24% of Republicans think the Capitol Police are to blame, while 20% blame Antifa.
  • 30% of GOP voters blame the Democratic Party for the Capitol attack.

“Given the continued questioning of Biden’s victory by prominent Republican elected officials, conservative media personalities, and former President Trump, it is no surprise that 7 in 10 Republicans, conservatives, and Trump voters view the results of the 2020 election with skepticism, if not outright disbelief,” poll director Tatishe Nteta stated.

  • The poll was conducted from Dec 14-20, almost a year after the events of Jan 6, 2021, when the U.S. Capitol was stormed by protestors.
  • While 86% of Democrats support continuing law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of the Capitol attack, more than half of Republicans opposed such measures, Sputnik notes.