In this starkly atypical year, the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election has been similarly out of the ordinary, with President Donald Trump thus far refusing to concede to President-elect Joe Biden.
Republicans and Democrats have drastically different opinions about Trump’s and Biden’s public statements since polls closed, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Majorities within each party approve of their candidate’s post-election messaging, and disapprove of the opponent’s message.
These opinions are particularly common among Democrats, about nine-in-ten of whom say Biden has been delivering the right message, and Trump the wrong one. Republicans are more divided, with roughly a third saying Trump has been delivering the wrong message to the country following the election.
And even though Trump has consistently claimed that widespread voter fraud was responsible for his defeat, roughly four-in-ten Republicans say these allegations do not deserve more attention.