Sixty-seven percent of Republicans believe Joe Biden won the presidential election due to voter fraud, according to a poll conducted by NPR/Ipsos.
Biden’s win has already been certified by the Electoral College, though several GOP lawmakers plan to challenge those results on Jan. 6 during the certification process.
President Donald Trump continues to claim election fraud.
Federal officials have dismissed allegations of widespread voter fraud.
"Increasingly, people are willing to say and believe stuff that fits in with their view of how the world should be, even if it doesn't have any basis in reality or fact," Chris Jackson, a pollster with Ipsos, told NPR.
The wide-ranging poll, released Wednesday, also found:
- 33% of all respondents believe voter fraud helped Biden win the election.
- 44% of Republicans said they accept the outcome of the election.
- 71% of Americans said there is a deep state working to undermine Trump.
- 83% of Americans say they are concerned about the spread of false information.
- 40% of Americans believe it is true that COVID-19 was created in a lab in China.
- 44% of Democrats say Republicans are more likely to believe conspiracy theories.
- 37% of Americans said they didn’t know whether they believe that “a group of Satan-worshipping elites who run a child sex ring are trying to control our politics and media,” a conspiracy theory dubbed as QAnon.
The poll, conducted Dec. 21-22, surveyed 1,115 adults aged 18 years and older.
Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.
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