96 percent of Democrats say Biden was elected fairly, just 20 percent of Republicans agree

An overwhelming majority of Democrats say President-elect Joe Biden was elected fairly, while only a slim margin of Republicans say the same, according to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Thursday. 

Ninety-six percent of Democrats say that Biden was elected fairly in the November presidential election, while just 20 percent of Republicans surveyed said the same. 

Seventy-eight percent of Republicans think Biden was not legitimately elected president. 


News of the public opinion on Biden's election win comes after the president and his allies have repeatedly questioned the validity of the 2020 presidential election, claiming that it was subject to widespread voter fraud.

President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE and his allies have also claimed that due to an increased use of mail-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an uptick in unlawful practices such as ballot harvesting. 

However, top election officials including former administration official Christopher Krebs and Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMedia leaders to meet with Garland to discuss leak investigations Trump DOJ subpoenaed Apple for records of White House lawyer: report Pelosi: Trump DOJ seizure of House Democrats' data ' goes even beyond Richard Nixon' MORE have said that there is no evidence that there was widespread fraud. 

Trump's campaign and several Republican allies had also mounted numerous legal challenges to the election results, though state and federal courts as well as the Supreme Court have largely rejected these cases. 

According to the survey, when asked how Trump's presidency would be remembered, 50 percent said that he would be remembered as a "failed" president.

Sixteen percent said that he would be remembered as a "great" president and 13 percent said that he would be remembered as a "good president." Just four percent of respondents said that they were undecided. 

The poll also comes less than a month before Trump is slated to leave office. According to the survey a majority of Republicans said that they would vote for the one-term president if he ran again in 2024. Seventy-one percent of GOP respondents said they would throw their support behind him and 16 percent said they would consider him.  

The USA Today/Suffolk University poll took responses from 1,000 registered voters Dec. 16-20 and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.