MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tennessee Republicans expressed deep skepticism about the recent presidential election, with only 15% saying they view Joe Biden as the legitimate winner, according to a new Vanderbilt poll.
The results of the survey of 1,007 registered voters in Tennessee conducted between Nov. 18 and Dec. 8 were released Thursday. The poll has a margin of error of +-3.6 percentage points.
“In no other time in recent history have we seen voters so skeptical and dissatisfied with election results,” said John Geer, co-director of the poll.
Seventy percent of Republicans said Biden is trying to “steal the election.”
On the other hand, 70% of Democrats in Tennessee said President Donald Trump is trying to “steal the election.”
Democrats in Tennessee were nearly unanimous in accepting the results, with 95% saying Biden was the winner, and 98% saying the results were counted fairly.
On other issues, 75% of those polled said they would get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, and 80% of respondents said they know someone who had contracted the virus.
More results can be seen here.
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