Joe Biden could have received the White House, however within the political battle over election integrity, former President Donald Trump appears to be successful.
A brand new nationwide phone and on-line survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with a assertion Trump issued final week on his web site: “Election Reform must happen in Swing States like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona where voters have lost confidence in their electoral process.” That contains 42% who Strongly Agree. Thirty-four % (34%) of voters disagree with Trump’s assertion, together with 25% who Strongly Disagree. (To see survey query wording, click on right here.)
The share of voters agreeing with Trump’s assertion was bigger than these agreeing with a quote from a latest speech by Biden, who stated America is “facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.” Fifty-six % (56%) agree with Biden, together with 33% who Strongly Agree. Thirty-seven % (37%) disagree with Biden, together with 26% who strongly disagree.
The disagreement between the president and ex-president comes as a number of states, together with Georgia, have handed new voting legal guidelines addressing points raised within the wake of final 12 months’s election. In April, 51% of voters stated it was possible that dishonest affected the result of the 2020 presidential election. That April survey discovered most voters (60%) imagine it’s extra necessary to verify there isn’t a dishonest in elections than to make it simpler for all people to vote.
The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was carried out on July 15 and 18, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 share factors with a 95% stage of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is carried out by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Responses to the 2 latest statements by Biden and Trump appear to point higher voter depth on the GOP aspect. The variety of Republicans agreeing strongly with Trump’s assertion is larger than the variety of Democrats who strongly agree with Biden, and Trump will get extra settlement from voters not affiliated with both main social gathering.
Eighty-two % (82%) of Democrats agree with Biden that America is “facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War,” together with 52% who Strongly Agree. On the opposite aspect, 84% of Republicans agree with Trump that swing states should enact election reform, together with 62% who Strongly Agree.
Among unaffiliated voters, 41% agree with Biden that America is “facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War,” together with 23% who Strongly Agree. But 63% of unaffiliated voters agree with Trump about election reform, together with 47% who Strongly Agree.
Black voters are considerably extra prone to agree with Biden, and to disagree with Trump, than whites or different minorities.
Women voters are considerably extra possible than males to agree with Biden’s assertion, whereas males are barely extra prone to agree with Trump’s assertion.
Voters below 40 are almost certainly to agree with Biden that America is “facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War,” whereas settlement with Trump in regards to the want for state election reform is highest amongst voters ages 40-64.
The benefit to Trump within the present disagreement with Biden over election integrity is obvious in the truth that, amongst possible voters who Strongly Agree with Biden’s assertion, 28% additionally Strongly Agree with Trump’s assertion, whereas amongst voters who Strongly Agree with Trump, solely 22% additionally Strongly Agree with Biden.
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