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Voters From Both Parties Less Likely To Support Narrow US Election Win

A YouGov US survey reveals that voters from both the Republican and Democratic party are less likely to accept a result to the US election if the margin is narrow

Published on November 5, 2020

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As counting continues in the 2020 US Election, the results are showing increasingly close results, including in several key battleground states including Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania. As the chances increase of a narrow victory for whichever candidate wins the election, a new YouGov poll has found that both Republican and Democratic party voters are less likely to support a narrow win.

The poll, by The Washington Examiner and YouGov, asked voters "If your preferred candidate loses the election by what you consider to be a SMALL margin, how likely will you be to accept the result?" Among Democrat voters, 39% said they would be "not very/at all" likely to support such an outcome, compared to 49% of Republican voters who said the same. On the other hand, only 49% of Democrats said they would be "very/somewhat" likely to support a narrow win for their least preferred candidate, with 42% of Republicans saying the same.

When asked how likely they would be to accept a similar scenario with their preferred candidate losing by a large margin, 63% of both Republicans and Democrats said they would be "very/somewhat" likely to accept the result.

For the full results and methodology of the survey, go to today.yougov.com/topics/politics/articles-reports/2020/11/04/both-democrats-and-republicans-are-less-likely-acc.

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