53% of Republicans consider Trump a real American president – Reuters/Ipsos poll | Top news

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A majority of Republicans still believe Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election and attribute his defeat to Joe Biden to illegal voting, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.

The May 17-19 national poll found that 53% of Republicans believe their party’s nominee Trump is now the “real president,” compared to 3% of Democrats and 25% of all Americans.

About a quarter of adults believe the Nov. 3 election was marred by illegal voting, including 56% Republicans, according to the poll https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents / 2021-05/Ipsos%20Reuters%20Topline%20Write%20up-%20The%20Big%20Lie%20-%2017%20May%20thru%2019%20May%202021.pdf. The numbers were about the same in a poll that ran Nov. 13-17 that found 28 percent of all Americans and 59 percent of Republicans felt that way.

Democrat, Biden won more than seven million votes. Dozens of courts have dismissed Trump’s challenges to the results, but Trump and his supporters have persisted in pushing baseless conspiracy theories on conservative media.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 61% of Republicans believe the election was “stolen” from Trump. Only about 29% of Republicans think he should share some of the blame for the deadly Jan. 6 riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol.

Still, 67% of all respondents say they trust their city’s election officials to do their job honestly, including 58% of Republicans, according to the poll.

The November and May polls were both conducted online, in English, across the United States. The May poll collected responses from 2,007 adults, including 909 Democrats and 754 Republicans. The poll has a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of about 4 percentage points.

(Reporting by Chris Kahn; Editing by Heather Timmons and Howard Goller)

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