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'Most Terrifying Poll Result I've Ever Seen': Scott Rasmussen on Elite 1%

When veteran pollster Scott Rasmussen surveyed a group of Americans he calls the elite 1% earlier this year, he discovered a startling number who say it's OK to win an election by cheating. 


The elite 1%—individuals who make over $150,000 a year, live in densely populated areas, and have postgraduate degrees—are overwhelmingly liberal. They give President Joe Biden an 82% approval rating, compared to his 40% average from the rest of Americans.


Rasmussen asked these liberal voters: "Suppose that your favorite candidate loses a close election. However, people on the campaign know that they can win by cheating without being caught. Would you rather have your candidate win by cheating or lose by playing fair?"


Among all Americans, just 7% said they would want their candidate to win by cheating. But that number rose to 35% among the elite 1% and skyrocketed to 69% among those who are part of the politically obsessed 1%, meaning they talk about politics every day.


"I've been polling for a very long time and the last finding is the most terrifying poll result I've ever seen," Rasmussen told The Daily Signal.


Rasmussen spoke to "The Daily Signal Podcast" about his findings and his upcoming plans for a weekly TV show.

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