Donald Trump’s insistence that he won the election and that “massive fraud” has corrupted the results has played well so far among his base, according to polls released this week. Unfortunately for the president, it’s only playing well among his base. That’s not just the conclusion of hostile pollsters, either, but of Rasmussen, one of the friendliest pollsters for Trump in the business.
In their latest survey, six in ten respondents believe that Joe Biden won the election and that Trump should now concede. Even 37% of Republicans think the time has come:
Most voters now believe President Trump should admit that he lost the election, although they’re less certain their friends and neighbors would agree. They’re more closely divided, however, over whether the Democrats stole the election as Trump contends.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump should concede the presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden. Just 33% disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Eighty-four percent (84%) of Democrats, 37% of Republicans and 59% of voters not affiliated with either major party believe Trump should concede. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Republicans disagree.