On Monday night, the Republican National Committee released a poll that found that 59 percent of Americans believe that President-elect Donald Trump is “in denial” about his claims of voter fraud.
But that same poll found that the majority of Americans also believe that “people like him have no credibility.”
Trump is in denial, according to the poll, which found that 70 percent of respondents believe that Trump has a “lack of credibility” on a range of issues, including health care, climate change, foreign policy, gun control, and his own record.
The poll was conducted by YouGov and was conducted during the final week of the campaign and has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points.
The question posed by the pollers was “If you had to choose between someone who was totally honest and someone who had a lack of credibility, which one would you choose?”
Respondents were asked which of Trump’s claims they would most likely accept as true if proven true: That he was a successful businessman who made a fortune by manipulating prices to make it easier for him to build his company; that he was elected president without being elected by the people, and that he won because of fraudulent votes.
Fifty-four percent of the respondents said that they would accept Trump’s claim that he “won because of fraud,” while 41 percent said they would say that Trump “won” because of “a lack of faith” in the electoral process.
Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said that the election was “rigged.”
And, according the pollsters, Trump’s supporters would say “they will accept any election outcome, regardless of the outcome.”
But, the question asked about voter fraud also asked respondents if they would “believe that the American people would vote for someone who is a liar or who has a lack (of) credibility” or “belief that they will vote for a fraudster.”
Sixty percent of Trump supporters said they believed “that the American voters would vote to elect a liar, a fraud,” and 41 percent would say they would believe “they would vote” for a “fraudster.”
And 60 percent of Republican respondents said they “would accept” the statement that “the American people will vote to give someone with a lack/disbelief in their integrity the presidency,” while 42 percent said “they” would “accept” that.
“When asked if they believe that the US will elect a fraud or a liar in a presidential election, the vast majority of Trump voters say they believe the election will be rigged, with about 60 percent saying that it will be, while 39 percent say it will not be,” the poll found.
“While most of Trump backers say they are confident that the vote will be fair, those who are less confident are more likely to say they will not trust the election results.
This is especially true for people who say they have no faith in the election process and would not vote for Trump,” the survey said.
The same poll also found that 60 percent said that “Trump supporters are less likely to trust the electoral results than are Republicans.”
The pollsters said that this is a key point in Trump’s election victory.
“This finding is important because many people were motivated to vote for Donald Trump because they believe he will restore the rule of law and hold our government accountable, but that they did not trust Trump to enforce the laws and fulfill his promises to them,” YouGov said.