32 Percent of Americans Think Joe Biden Won Due to Voter Fraud

Nearly a third of the country supports the unproven allegations President Joe Biden is only in the White House because of voter fraud, after months of former President Donald Trump and his followers continuing to spread baseless claims the 2020 presidential election was "rigged."

The number, which Monmouth University found in its most recent regular polling of voters released on Monday, hasn't budged since the November election. Overwhelmingly, Republicans were more likely to believe the election went to Biden because of fraud, it found.

"The continuing efforts to question the validity of last year's election is deepening the partisan divide in ways that could have long-term consequences for our Democracy, even if most Americans don't quite see it that way yet," Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a news release on the poll's findings.

Trump's continued baseless claims the election was unfairly decided prompted a mob of his supporters to storm the United States Capitol on January 6 to try to stop Congress' certification of Biden's election. Trump has since targeted Republicans who voted for his second impeachment following the Capitol riot and others who have acknowledged he didn't win.

Monmouth found that 14 percent of Americans say they will never accept Biden as president, including 29 percent of Republicans and those identified as Republican leaners.

Trump's supporters continue to push partisan audits of the election results in Arizona and other states.

Monmouth's poll found 57 percent of Americans see the audits as largely partisan efforts to undermine valid election results, but a third said they see them as legitimate efforts to identify possible voting irregularities.

Forty percent also said they think the audits are weakening the United States democracy.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by phone June 9-14 with 810 adults. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Monmouth asked Americans the same question about the legitimacy of 2020's results in March, January and November. Just after the November election was declared in Biden's favor, 60 percent of respondents said they thought he won "fair and square," while 32 percent chalked the win up to "voter fraud." In January, 65 percent agreed Biden's win was fair, while 62 percent did in March.

Seven percent of respondents said this month they still aren't sure if the election was fair or fraud.

Thirty-eight percent of those who took part in the poll said they think the effects will be long-lasting, while 17 percent said it would be short-lived.

32% Americans think Biden's win was fraud
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