Three-quarters of voters think fraud occurred during the election

Candice JaimungalSocial Media Contributor
November 12, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC

According to the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, three-quarters (75%) of registered voters think voter fraud occurred during the 2020 presidential election.  

The latest Economist data comes a week after the 2020 election, with Joe Biden announced as the president-elect.  

While most voters suspect fraud, they are divided on whether there was enough tampering to influence the results. Two in five (40%) voters say enough fraud occurred to influence the outcome of the election, while 35% say fraud occurred, but not so much that it influenced the results.  

Those that supported Donald Trump in the 2020 election (81%) overwhelmingly believe that voter fraud influenced the election outcome, while almost no Joe Biden supporters (3%) say the same.  

In contrast, three in five (59%) Biden supporters say that although they believe voter fraud occurred, not enough occurred to influence the results.  

While a majority (66%) of voters believe fraud occurred in their state, supporters of Trump (39%) are more likely than those who supported Biden (6%) to say it influenced the results.  

See the toplines and crosstabs from this week's Economist/YouGov Poll   

Methodology: The Economist survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 1,500 registered voters interviewed online between November 8 - November 10, 2020. This sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, and education based on the American Community Survey, conducted by the US Bureau of the Census, as well as 2016 Presidential vote, registration status, geographic region, and news interest. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel to be representative of all US citizens. The margin of error is approximately 3.2% for the overall sample.  

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