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One-third of Americans believe that misinformation swayed the results of the election

According to a Knight Foundation/Gallup study released Monday One-third of Americans believe that misinformation swayed the results of the election.




The study examined the post-election opinions of 2,752 respondents between November 9 and 15. And it found that a majority of Americans, 64 percent, believed that disinformation was greater in this election year 2020 than it was in 2016.


The poll also asked respondents: "If [former vice president] Joe Biden is the next president, then how do you think the disinformation affected the election?"


Overall, 34 percent of Americans said the outcome would have preferred President Donald Trump over Biden, who has been declared the winner by the media as states continue to ratify their results following pending legal appeals.


Most Republicans agree, with 76 percent stating that Trump “would have won the election rather than Joe Biden” had it not been for the spread of disinformation. Only two percent of Democrats agreed.


Nevertheless, 37 percent of Americans overall said the disinformation did not affect the election, while 24 percent said the alleged disinformation would have resulted in Biden winning "but by more than he did."



CTM NEWS

7 Dec 2020

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