In 2020, Joe Biden carried Duval County 51% to 47% on his way to winning the U.S. presidential election, but a new survey finds nearly 30% of the county’s voters believe Donald Trump actually won.
That shocking survey of 806 registered voters was conducted last month by the Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) at the University of North Florida. The polling revealed 29% of them believed Joe Biden was not the actual winner of the 2020 vote.
The question before those surveyed: “Who do you think won the 2020 election — that is, who received the most votes cast by eligible voters in enough states to win the election?”
A predictable partisan break emerged in the results. A full 65% of the Republicans surveyed believe Trump won. Among the voters without party affiliation surveyed, that number drops to 19%.
Meanwhile, virtually all Democrats polled believe, correctly, the President from their party was legitimately elected. Just 3% of the 318 Democrats polled say Trump was the real winner in 2020.
Men are more likely than women to believe Trump won. A full 31% of men took that position, compared to just 27% of women polled.
Other demographic splits were likewise predictable.
For example, White voters were most likely to question the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential Election. Only 60% of that cohort believes Biden actually won, compared to 77% of Hispanic voters and 87% of Black voters.
There likewise was a generational gap in terms of accepting the legitimacy of the election. Fewer than two of every three voters in the 45-54, 55-64, and 65 and up demographics believed Biden actually won.
But younger voters were less cynical. A full 87% of voters between the ages of 18 and 24 believe the election was an exercise in legitimate democracy.