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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 TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE in the 2020 election support establishing the commission, while 65 percent of those who voted for President BidenJoe BidenEx-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' News leaders deal with the post-Trump era 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 CruzBiden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot MORE (R-Texas) and Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyConcerns grow over China's Taiwan plans GOP's attacks on Fauci at center of pandemic message Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack 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