MORE THAN half of all Republican voters say they believe Donald Trump's claim that the presidential election was rigged.
A new poll has shown that, despite the election being universally called in favour of Joe Biden, the majority of Republicans feel that Trump has been cheated out of office.
The poll, carried out by Reuters between November 13 and November 17 shows that approximately half of Republicans believe Trump 'rightfully won' the election.
Overall, 73% of respondents agreed that Biden had won the election, while only 5% believed Trump had been victorious.
68% of Republicans said they thought election had been 'rigged' by vote counters, while by contrast, just 16% of Democrats thought the same.
Trump responded to the poll on Twitter, writing: "This was a rigged election. No Republican Poll Watchers allowed, voting machine 'glitches' all over the place (meaning they got caught cheating!), voting after election ended, and so much more!"
This was a rigged election. No Republican Poll Watchers allowed, voting machine “glitches” all over the place (meaning they got caught cheating!), voting after election ended, and so much more! https://t.co/YDh7A7wxLW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020
Trump is yet to concede defeat, over two weeks on from the election, and has said on numerous occasions that he will challenge the result in the Supreme Court.
He claims the election was subject to mass voter fraud on behalf of the Democrats, particularly with regards to mail-in ballots.
Throughout the vote-counting process, Trump made it clear that he believed treachery was afoot, and it appears that over half of the people who voted for him believe him, despite the fact that he's yet to provide any hard evidence of electoral fraud.