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Politics Majority will accept result of U.S. election, even if they dislike the winner: Reuters/Ipsos poll

12:50  25 october  2020
12:50  25 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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A separate Reuters / Ipsos poll conducted Aug. 3-4 found that Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads Trump by 10 percentage points in support among registered voters, less than 100 days before the presidential The Reuters / Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States.

By Chris Kahn

a group of people walking down the street talking on a cell phone: FILE PHOTO: Voters line up to cast ballots on the first day of early voting in New York © Reuters/JEENAH MOON FILE PHOTO: Voters line up to cast ballots on the first day of early voting in New York

(Reuters) - As the 2020 presidential election enters its final week, a majority of Americans appear ready to accept the result of an exhausting campaign even if their preferred candidate loses, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

Joe Biden standing on a stage in front of a laptop: U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. © Reuters/BRIAN SNYDER U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Its latest survey, conducted from Oct. 13-20, shows that 79% of all Americans, including 59% of those who want to re-elect President Donald Trump, will accept a win by Democratic challenger Joe Biden even if they may not support a Biden presidency.

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a person wearing a suit and tie holding the hand up: Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accepts the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination © Reuters/KEVIN LAMARQUE Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accepts the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Among those Trump supporters who said they would not accept a Biden victory, 16% said they would do something to challenge a Democratic win such as protesting in public or resorting to violence.

The poll also found that 73% of Americans, including 57% of Biden supporters, would similarly accept a Trump victory. Among those who said they would not accept a Trump win, 22% said they would take action to challenge the result.

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Top national security officials warned last week that Russia and Iran have been hacking into U.S. voting systems and looking for ways to undermine the election.

Trump also has repeatedly questioned the integrity of U.S. elections, arguing that the process is "rigged" against him and repeatedly asserting without evidence that the surge in mail-in voting this year will increase the likelihood of voter fraud. He has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if the vote count indicates he has lost.

So far, at least, a majority of the U.S. public appears ready to accept the result.

Donald Green, a political scientist at Columbia University, said the poll results ease his concerns about post-election violence. But he warned that if the election is close, or one candidate can make a credible accusation of voter fraud, it could spark wider discontent and protests than the poll suggests.

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The Reuters / Ipsos poll is conducted online in English in the continental United States, Alaska and It has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 3 percentage points, meaning results could vary National polls have produced varying measurements of support for Clinton and Trump during the

"This is why many people who oppose Trump are holding their breath and hoping for a lopsided outcome that is not up for grabs," Green said.

The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden leads Trump by 8 percentage points nationally: 51% of likely voters say they are backing the Democratic challenger while 43% are voting for the president.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Trump holds up Bible during photo opp in front of St John's Church in Washington, U.S. © Reuters/Tom Brenner U.S. President Trump holds up Bible during photo opp in front of St John's Church in Washington, U.S.

Biden also is ahead in Wisconsin and Michigan, but the race appears to be much closer in other battleground states including Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona and North Carolina.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States. It gathered responses from 2,649 American adults, including 1,039 who said they had voted for Trump or were planning to vote for him, and 1,153 who said they were similarly backing Biden.

Donald Trump, Joe Biden are posing for a picture: FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during the first 2020 presidential campaign debate, in Cleveland © Reuters/BRIAN SNYDER FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during the first 2020 presidential campaign debate, in Cleveland

The poll has a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of 4 percentage points.

(Reporting by Chris Kahn; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

Survey: Nearly 2 out of 3 voters will cast their ballots early in-person or by mail, not on Election Day .
The survey showed a significant partisan divide, too. Those supporting Biden are more likely to say they plan to vote by mail than those who support Trump.When combining those who are voting by mail (42%) and those who voting early in-person (26%), nearly 2 in 3 voters will be casting their ballot ahead of Election Day, according to a survey from the Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Project.

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