Four months after Biden was inaugurated, a new study published this week shows that more than half of all Republicans still believe former President Donald Trump is the rightful US President.
53 percent of Republicans maintain that Trump is the “true” president that should be residing in the White House, according to a new Ipsos/Reuters poll released on Tuesday.
The survey was conducted online over a two-day span between May 17 and May 19 using a sample of 2,007 American adults.
The poll asked respondents, “Who do you think the true President is right now?”
While most Republicans said “Trump,” 22 percent of Independents agreed, along with 3 percent of Democrats.
The research indicates that even more Republicans, about 61 percent, at least somewhat agree that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump.
Numbers were also up with Democrats and Independents with 10 percent and 19 percent respectively.
In reality, more Americans likely agree that Trump is the true president and that the election was stolen from Trump due to the slight imbalance in political affiliation of those surveyed. The sample included 909 Democrats, 754 Republicans, and 196 Independents.
Nevertheless, Trump celebrated the poll indicating most Americans believe he should still be in the White House.
“A new Ipsos/Reuters poll ‘Beliefs Among Republicans’ shows 53% believe Donald Trump is the true President (I always knew America was smart!),” the former president said in a Tuesday statement from his Save America PAC. “2020 Election was tainted 56%. The Election was stolen (and Rigged!) 61%.”
With half the country still believing Trump is the true president, America remains in a divided state that will not be unified until the 2020 election is rectified.
Although some states, like Arizona and Florida, have moved to pass legislation to prevent voter fraud from occurring again in future elections, most states have yet to take action…and so the division continues.