More than half of Republicans think Donald Trump is ‘the true President’

Donald Trump and Joe Biden president

A majority of Republicans still believe that Donald Trump is the “true President” of the United States, according to a new survey.

A new Ipsos/Reuters poll found that Trump continues to hold massive influence over the GOP, and there is still a great level of distrust from the party over the integrity of the 2020 election. The study asked participants “Who do you think the true President is right now?”

Fifty-Three percent of Republicans answered Trump while only 47 percent acknowledged Joe Biden is the president. By comparison, 97 percent of Democrats identified Biden as president, as did 78 percent of Independents.

Sixty-One percent of Republicans said they agree that the election was “stolen,” and 56 percent said they view the election as “the result of illegal voting or election rigging.” On the Capitol riot, a combined 64 percent of Republicans said they disagree that Trump is at least partly to blame for what happened, and 54 percent believe the riot was “led by violent left-wing protestors trying to make Trump look bad.”

In response to the poll, Trump issued a statement, saying:

A new Ipsos/Reuters poll ‘Beliefs Among Republicans’ shows 53% believe Donald Trump is the true President (I always knew America was smart!). 2020 Election was tainted 56%. The Election was stolen (and Rigged!) 61%.

The study consisted of 909 self-identified Democrats, 754 Republicans, and 196 Independents. Ipsos and Reuters say the sample was chosen at random and the data has a 2.5 percent margin of error.

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