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UMass Poll Shows Most Republicans Still Doubt Legitimacy Of President Joe Biden’s Election

One year after thousands of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to protest and disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, the results of a new national UMass Amherst Poll released Dec. 28 show 71% of Republicans – and one-third of the nation – continue to believe that Biden’s victory was illegitimate, and that Republicans continue to blame Democrats, Antifa and the Capitol Police for the events of Jan. 6. They also oppose both the continuation of law enforcement efforts to prosecute the rioters and attempts to learn more about what happened that day. (WCVB-TV 5 BostonWBUR RadioThe HillYahoo!News, 12/28/21; MassLiveMSNBC “The Rachel Maddow Show”MSNBC.comBlack Information Network RadioThe Washington Times, 12/29/21; NewsweekThe HillYahoo!NewsMediaitePoliticusUSAOAN TVGateway PunditNewsmaxThe HillYahoo!NewsSt. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/30/21; ABC Radio News, 12/31/21; Newsweek, 1/1/22; MassLiveYahoo!NewsSt. Louis Post-DispatchChico Enterprise-Record [Calif.], 1/2/22; Spokane Spokesman-Review [Wash.], 1/3/22; News Office release)

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