Former President Donald Trump claimed “there was no way” Biden won the 2020 presidential election after a poll suggested the majority of GOP voters agreed.
A CBS News poll released on Sunday showed that 67% of self-proclaimed Republicans did not believe President Joe Biden was the rightful winner in the election.
‘Latest news! New CBS News poll on the state of the Republican Party (which is very strong!), ”Trump wrote on his own website.
“President Trump has a strong grip on the GOP. 80% of Republicans agree with Liz Cheney’s removal from the GOP leadership and only 20% disagree.
The poll also showed that 67% of Republicans said they did not view Sleepy Joe Biden as the legitimate winner in the 2020 presidential election.
“I agree with them 100%, just look at the facts and data – there is no way he won the 2020 presidential election! “
Former President Donald Trump claimed ‘there was no way’ Biden won the 2020 presidential election after poll suggested majority of GOP voters agreed [File photo]
Trump made several false claims of voter fraud during the November presidential election in which he lost a second term.
The claims – which include thousands of voting deaths – were largely or entirely refuted, and Biden’s victory was finalized by Congress on January 7.
Despite this, many GOP voters continue to agree with Trump.
The CBS News survey was conducted by YouGov between May 12 and 14.
He spoke to 951 “self-identified Republicans (including Republicans and skinny Republicans)”.
The sample was weighted to be representative of Republicans in previous national polls, based on several factors including gender, race and education.
Despite strong support for Trump’s claims, the poll showed voters considered it essential for GOP officials and candidates to come up with important legislation.
President Joe Biden’s November 2020 presidential victory stripped Trump of second term [File photo]
Seventy-three percent of respondents felt it was very important, compared with 37% who said it was very important for officials and candidates to support the 2020 election fraud allegations.
Support for allegations of electoral fraud has also lagged behind the agreement on economic policy and the agreement on culture and values in terms of importance to voters.
CBS News conducted the poll after MP Liz Cheney was ousted from her leadership position on Wednesday.
The Wyoming lawmaker, daughter of former US Vice President Dick Cheney, held the third House of Representatives office since 2019.
She was dismissed for her criticism of Trump, which included repeatedly rejecting his unsubstantiated allegations about the election.
Eighty percent of poll respondents said they agreed with her withdrawal, with 69 percent saying they felt she was unaware of the party.
Representative Liz Cheney told Fox News on Sunday that the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump for President were “misled” and “betrayed”
Cheney also accused House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representative Elise Stefanik of being complicit in Trump’s lie that he won the 2020 election.
Others gave their reasons like Cheney being wrong about the 2020 election or not supporting Trump.
Those who opposed the removal of the lawmaker – about a fifth of the party, according to the poll – said there was room in the party for different views.
On Sunday, Cheney claimed that the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump for president were “misled” and “betrayed”.
She also accused House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representative Elise Stefanik, the woman who replaced her as GOP conference chair, of being complicit in Trump’s lie that he won the 2020 elections.
Cheney, who voted for Trump in last year’s contest, said she regretted the move and argued the former president was a “real danger” to democracy with his bogus allegations of voter fraud.
“Former President Trump continues to be a real danger. What he does and what he says, his assertions, his refusal to accept court rulings, his assertions continued as recently as yesterday that this election was stolen, ”she told Sunday. Fox News.
She told Chris Wallace that the Republicans who supported him have been misled.
“Those millions of people you mentioned who supported the president have been misled. They have been betrayed. And certainly, as we see his continued action to attack our democracy, his continued refusal to accept the results of the last election, you see this continuing danger, ”Cheney said.