82 Percent of Trump Voters Say Biden's Win Not Legitimate: CBS News Poll

A majority of Americans overall—62 percent—said the presidential election is "over and settled," but 82 percent of President Donald Trump's supporters said they don't consider President-elect Joe Biden's win legitimate, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday.

About half of Trump voters said the president should refuse to concede the election despite all of his legal team's challenges having been rejected by the courts and states across the country certifying their results.

Zero percent of Biden voters agreed with the poll's question that asked: "Is Joe Biden the legitimate winner of the 2020 presidential election?" But 82 percent of Trump voters said "no" he is not the winner.

Nationally, 98 percent of Democrats said they believe their vote was counted accurately, compared to 78 percent of Republicans who said the same.

Among Trump voters surveyed, an overwhelming 79 percent majority said the election results should continue to be contested by the president's legal team.

The new survey also dove into how many Biden and Trump supporters believe the country should proceed just weeks ahead of Biden's January 20 Inauguration Day. A nearly unanimous 97 percent of Biden voters said Republicans in Congress "should move on to other matters," while exactly three-quarters of Trump voters said congressional Republicans should "try to keep Trump in power."

An overwhelming majority of independent voters—88 percent—said they believe their votes were counted correctly during this year's presidential election.

A slim majority of Trump voters—51 percent—said the president should refuse to concede that he lost to Biden, despite Biden's 306 Electoral College votes over Trump's 232. That is the exact same electoral gap in which Trump defeated Hillary Clinton four years ago during the 2016 presidential election. Clinton conceded defeat within hours of polls closing.

In terms of the overall vote count, Biden won roughly 81.2 million votes to Trump's 74.2 million votes nationwide.

A recent Fox News poll found 42 percent of Americans overall saying Trump will go down in history as one of the worst presidents of all time. And a majority—54 percent of respondents—said they have an unfavorable view of the current president. A similar majority said the president's current efforts to undermine the will of the people in the last election have hurt democracy as the world is watching.

The CBS News/YouGov poll also reflected a massive divide in how partisan politics has infiltrated people's views of how the election was reported. About 97 percent of Biden supporters said they believe the so-called mainstream media reported the election results accurately. But just 14 percent of Trump supporters said the same—compared to 57 percent of Americans voters overall who said the reporting was accurate.

Newsweek reached out to member of both the Biden transition team and the Trump campaign for additional remarks Sunday afternoon.

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With few face masks and no social distancing to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus, supporters wait for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport October 28, 2020 in Goodyear, Arizona. With less than a week until Election Day, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, are campaigning across the country. CHIP SOMODEVILLA / Staff/Getty Images