A majority of Republicans believe that Donald Trump is still the rightful president and that the results of the 2020 election were tarnished by illegal voting, according to a new Reuters-Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.
The survey found that 53 percent of Republicans polled think that Trump remains the “true president,” despite losing to President Biden last year by roughly 7 million votes nationally.
The poll also found that 61 percent of Republicans believe either strongly or somewhat that the 2020 election was “stolen” from the former president.
Similarly, 56 percent of Republican respondents said that the presidential election had been marred by illegal voting or “election rigging,” a baseless claim that Trump has made repeatedly in the more than six months since Election Day.
The poll, which was conducted from May 17 to 19, polled 2,007 U.S. adults, including 754 Republicans, 909 Democrats and 196 independents.
Despite losing reelection in November, Trump has continued to insist that the election had been rigged against him — a claim that has prompted Republican legislators across the country to rewrite election laws and review the results of the presidential race.
Trump touted the Reuters-Ipsos poll on Tuesday, writing in a statement: “A new Ipsos/Reuters poll ‘Beliefs Among Republicans’ shows 53% believe Donald Trump is the true President (I always knew America was smart!). 2020 Election was tainted 56%. The Election was stolen (and Rigged!) 61%.”