By MICHAEL SCHNELL
Thirty-five percent of registered voters said the results of the 2020 presidential election should be overturned, according to a new poll, nearly nine months after Congress certified President Biden‘s Electoral College win.
The poll, conducted by Politico and Morning Consult, found that 22 percent of registered voters said the results of the 2020 presidential election should “definitely” be overturned, and 13 percent of those polled said they should “probably” be overturned.
Forty-three percent of those polled said the results should “definitely not” be overturned, and 12 percent said they should “probably not” be overturned. Eleven percent of respondents said they remain unsure.
Sixty percent of Republicans polled said the election results should definitely or probably be overturned, while 30 percent of GOP respondents said the vote should probably not or definitely not be overturned. Ten percent said they do not know.
For comparison, only 16 percent of Democrats and 27 percent of independents said they think the election results should be overturned.
The poll numbers come nearly nine months after a joint session of Congress convened in January to certify the Electoral College results for last November’s election. That constitutionally mandated process was delayed when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.
The new Politico-Morning Consult poll found that while a sizable number of voters said the 2020 presidential election should be overturned, fewer said it is likely to occur.
Only 19 percent of registered voters said they believe it is very likely or somewhat likely the election results will be overturned based on what they have seen, read or heard, compared to 71 percent who said it is very unlikely or somewhat unlikely.
Roughly 1 in 4 Republicans polled — 23 percent — said they believe such an event is likely to happen, as did 18 percent of Democrats and 14 percent of Republicans.
The poll, conducted Oct. 22-24, surveyed 1,999 registered voters. The margin or error is 2 percentage points.
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