For months, Democrats and their media allies have insisted that the 2020 election was entirely fair, and anyone who disagrees is a “QAnon conspiracy theorist.”
Despite the constant propaganda, many Americans are not satisfied that the election was legitimate. In fact, a new Rasmussen poll finds that Americans believe Joe Biden “cheated” his way to victory by a margin of 51% to 44%, the Washington Examiner reported.
Moreover, they believe election cheating to be a much bigger concern in general than Democrats say it is.
Poll: Americans think Biden cheated
The survey suggests that Donald Trump’s election grievances are less partisan than they are portrayed: while 74% of Republicans say the race was likely stolen, 30% of Democrats, and 51% of non-affiliated voters, say the same.
Thirty-five percent of all voters said that Biden “very likely” cheated.
Democrats have been saying since even before Nov. 3 that an unprecedented surge of voting by mail would have no detrimental effects, despite the novelty of the situation. But many say that sweeping changes to make voting easier, ostensibly because of the coronavirus, were often illegal and enabled Democrats to cheat.
Months after the election, Trump has continued to insist it was stolen from him and that Republicans must take measures to strengthen election integrity, but these do not appear to be strictly personal grievances.
Americans concerned by election cheating
While the media would prefer that America move on, many Americans remain concerned that election cheating is a serious issue as Republicans work for more stringent rules and Democrats seek to relax them even further.
Contra Democrats, the poll found that 60% of Americans think making elections safe is more important than making it easy to vote. Thirty-seven percent prioritized voting convenience.
These findings contradict common talking points on the left: Democrats have generally said that voter fraud is a trivial concern, of much less importance than “voter suppression,” and recently they have made dramatic comparisons between voter ID laws and Jim Crow.
The poll found that 62% say that voter ID does not discriminate, compared to 29% who say it does, and 75% say that voter ID is necessary for a “fair and secure” election.
Majorities of all races said they are more worried about cheating in elections than making it easy to vote, and they disagreed that voter ID is racist.