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Do people honestly think the 2020 was rigged? Rasmussen Poll. WTF?

While most folks agree that Trump couldn't prove anything and has acted like a complete jackass post election, that does not mean they think the vote count was "clean". The American populace in general appears very supportive of voter ID and more interested in voter integrity than maximizing the absolute numbers of people that vote.


Of course the Progressive wing seems to have some sway (haha) over Dems feel otherwise.


Election Integrity: Most Voters Still Suspect Cheating

Wednesday, May 25, 2022


Protesting the integrity of elections remains a high priority for American voters, most of whom still suspect there was cheating in the 2020 presidential election.


A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. voters believe cheating likely affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 39% who think it’s Very Likely. Thirty-nine percent (39%) don’t think cheating affected the 2020 election, including 28% who say it’s Not At All Likely. These findings are almost identical to results in March. (To see survey question wording, click here.)


Voters overwhelmingly endorse voter ID laws. Seventy-nine percent (79%) believe requiring photo ID to vote is a reasonable measure to protect the integrity of elections, and only 15% disagree. Support for voter ID has increased slightly since March.


When asked to choose their election priorities, 39% believe making it easier for everybody to vote is more important, while 59% think making sure there is no cheating in elections is more important.


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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on May 23-24, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


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Eighty-two percent (82%) of voters believe election integrity will be an important issue in this year’s congressional elections, including 61% who say it will be Very Important. Only 13% don’t think election integrity will be an important issue in November.


Concerns for election integrity cross all political and demographic categories. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Republicans, 75% of Democrats and 82% of voters not affiliated with either major party say the issue of election integrity will be important in this year’s congressional elections. Voter ID laws are supported by 90% of Republicans, 68% of Democrats and 78% of unaffiliated voters.


However, while 63% of Democrats think it’s more important to make it easier for everybody to vote, majorities of both Republicans (81%) and unaffiliated voters (63%) say it’s more important to make sure there is no cheating in elections.


Majorities of both Republicans (77%) and unaffiliated voters (53%) believe it’s at least somewhat likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, as do 36% of Democratic voters.


Almost identical majorities of all racial groups – 81% of whites and 82% of Black voters and other minorities – think the issue of election integrity will be important in this year’s congressional elections. While some have claimed that voter ID laws discriminate against minority voters, majorities of all categories – 77% of whites, 78% of Black voters and 83% of other minorities – believe requiring photo ID to vote is a reasonable measure to protect the integrity of elections. The number who think it is at least somewhat likely the 2020 presidential election was affected by cheating is identical for white and Black voters (55%) and higher for other minorities (57%).


There is virtually no “gender gap” on election integrity issues. For example, 56% of men and 54% of women voters believe cheating likely affected the 2020 election, while 62% of women voters and 60% of men say election integrity will be a Very Important issue in the November elections.


Voters under 40 are more likely than their elders to say it’s more important to make it easier for everybody to vote, but majorities of every age category think it’s at least somewhat likely the 2020 presidential election was affected by cheating.


Voters with annual incomes over $100,000 are less likely to believe cheating affected the 2020 presidential election.


Among those who say it’s more important to prevent cheating in elections, 57% think it’s Very Likely the 2020 election was affected by cheating, while among those who say it’s more important to make it easier for everybody to vote, 59% think it is Not At All Likely that cheating affected the outcome in 2020.


President Joe Biden’s strongest supporters are least concerned about preventing cheating in elections. Among voters who Strongly Approve of Biden’s job performance as president, 86% say making it easier for everybody to vote is more important, while 11% think it’s more important to prevent cheating. By comparison, among voters who Strongly Disapprove of Biden’s performance, 92% say it’s more important to prevent cheating.


The 2022 midterm elections are now less than six months away, and Republicans have a nine-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.


More voters describe themselves as pro-choice than pro-life, but a significant majority support state laws that limit how late in a pregnancy an abortion can be performed.


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