President Trump is well within his rights to demand a recount of votes in key states, as the election fraud scandal grips the nation, said two-thirds of the country in a Newsmax/McLaughlin & Associates poll conducted between Nov. 21 and 23 and released on Thursday, Nov. 26.
The poll surveyed 1,000 likely presidential election voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, reported Newsmax.
More than two-thirds of the voters agree it is fair for the president to insist on a recount in key states.
Where margins between the president and Joe Biden were 1 percent or closer, likely voters backed the president’s recounts in such states as Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Arizona.
A third of all voters polled said the fraud is significant, with 65 percent saying they think the election will eventually have an honest outcome.
“This seems to be a very disturbing and high number for the country that always prided itself to be the world’s leading democracy,” pollster John McLaughlin said. “The highest level of fraud concerns are among Trump voters at 70 percent and Republicans at 65 percent.”
Here are how the results from the Newsmax/McLaughlin & Associates break down:
- A total of 94% of Republicans place the blame for the election fraud at the door of the Democrats, with 6% thinking Republicans were behind it.
- Big Democrat-run cities have the most voter fraud: 51% of those polled, with 49% believing it is not a problem.
- The large majority of 90% think voter identification laws should be enforced to ensure every vote cast for both president and Congress is a legitimate vote.
- 88% agree states should require a matching signature to voter registration for all mail-in votes.
- 42% think media coverage of the presidential election has been unfair and biased against President Trump, 10 percent say it has been unfair and biased against Biden, and 48 percent say it has been fair to both candidates.
- 57% believe media outlets like CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC should declare Biden the winner, even though recounts are continuing in many states. But the vast majority of Trump voters, 77%, and Republicans, 70% say the media should not be declaring Biden the president-elect early.
“It appears that the election has not inspired hope,” McLaughlin said.