It would seem that a whole lot of Americans believe in “misinformation” about the presidential election.
According to a poll taken last week, fewer than half of Americans believe that Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election, Just The News reported.
Confusion and chaos
The Just The News/Rasmussen poll found that just 49 percent of people believe Biden is the president-elect, despite the insistence of Biden and news outlets that he is the unequivocal winner.
Just over a third, 34 percent, said that they believe Trump won the presidency — which would seem to suggest that many Americans agree with the president that the election was “stolen” through fraud. 16 percent had no idea who won, a stark reflection of a fog of confusion surrounding the results that Trump’s foes have largely refused to acknowledge.
The partisan divide is evident: 77 percent of Republican respondents said that Trump won, while 12 percent believe Biden won, compared to 87 percent of Democrats who say Biden won. (What about the remainder?) A quarter of independents also believe that Trump won.
The poll was taken in the immediate days after November 3, before the media declared Biden the winner on Saturday.
“During the time of this survey, no television network or other news source had formally called the race for Biden,” said Scott Rasmussen.
“Misinformation” taking hold?
The poll’s results are a testament to widespread mistrust towards the outcome of the 2020 election, which is either over or still ongoing, depending on who you talk to.
Biden’s allies and the media have dismissed claims of voter fraud as baseless “misinformation,” while demanding that Trump and his Republican allies accept defeat. But it would seem that roughly half the country is not so sure about Biden’s “mandate.”
Trump has refused to concede, insisting that he will win the race when all “illegal” votes have been discounted. His allies have routinely observed that the official results have not been certified and that the media does not determine the winner.
North Carolina was called for Trump on Tuesday, days after November 3. Trump and his allies are hoping that he will eventually be vindicated in the courts as they continue to challenge the results. Biden is ahead in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia by small margins.
To the chagrin of the president’s foes, many Americans have doubts about how this election played out. And those doubts will not go away unless they are addressed.