March 9, 2021: Just one out of four voters (26%) believe that the right person was declared the winner in both of the last two presidential elections.
Most voters (56%) believe at least one of the last two presidents was illegitimately put into office. That includes 26% who believe Hillary Clinton was the legitimate winner in 2016 and 31% who believe Donald Trump was the legitimate winner in 2020. Another 17% are not sure who really won at least one of the elections. One percent (1%) believe the wrong person was declared the winner both times.
After more than four years, most Democrats (52%) still believe that Hillary Clinton was the legitimate winner of the 2016 election. As for last November's election, most Republicans (66%) believe Donald Trump was the legitimate winner.
In both of those elections, 60% of voters believe that the legitimate winner became president.
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- ScottRasmussen.com, "Just 26% believe the right person was declared winner in last two presidential elections," March 8, 2021
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