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Poll: Majority of voters support bipartisan commission to probe potential irregularities in the 2020 election

A majority of voters support a bipartisan congressional commission to investigate potential irregularities in the 2020 election, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Fifty-nine percent of registered voters in the Jan. 8-11 survey said they support setting up a bipartisan congressional commission to investigate potential irregularities in the 2020 election.

By contrast, 41 percent of respondents oppose the idea.

 

Eighty percent of Republican voters support a Congressional commission to investigate the 2020 election along with 56 percent of independents. 

Sixty-one percent of Democratic voters oppose the establishment of such a commission.

Eighty-five percent of voters who cast their ballots for former President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE in the 2020 election support establishing the commission, while 65 percent of those who voted for President BidenJoe BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' MORE voters oppose the idea.

Before leaving office, Trump and his allies claimed that the election had been tainted by widespread voter fraud. However, state and federal election officials repeated at different times following Nov. 3 that there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud. 

Several allies of Trump in the Senate including Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues Texas attorney general hits links with Trump before CPAC appearance MORE (R-Texas) and Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleySunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues Texas attorney general hits links with Trump before CPAC appearance The Memo: CPAC fires starting gun on 2024 MORE (R-Mo.) have called for a commission to investigate potential instances of voter fraud before the Electoral College results were certified in Congress. 

Wednesday, Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. 

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,854 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 1.8 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte