Essential Report

US election statements

Nov 17, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the recent US election?

TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
The Biden Presidency will be good for Australia 59% 14% 24% 34% 7% 7% 27%
The Biden Presidency should improve the USA’s reputation 71% 15% 38% 33% 8% 7% 14%
The main reason Donald Trump lost the election is that many people voted illegally 21% 62% 11% 10% 12% 50% 17%

 

TOTAL: Agree Federal Voting Intention   Gender
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other   Male Female
The Biden Presidency will be good for Australia 65% 61% 69% 47%   62% 55%
The Biden Presidency should improve the USA’s reputation 76% 72% 86% 62%   72% 70%
The main reason Donald Trump lost the election is that many people voted illegally 18% 26% 17% 31%   27% 16%
Base (n) 323 404 80 122   479 531
  • Most people think the Biden presidency will be good for Australia (59%) and it will restore the Reputation of the USA (71%).
  • Trump’s widely disputed allegations of voter fraud are not accepted in Australia, with just 11% strongly agreeing that the main reason Donald Trump lost the election is that many people voted illegally, and 10% somewhat agreeing.

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