Prefacing this as some National Zero readers occasionally seem to think we actually take Rasmussen polls seriously: We don’t and probably never will. When we “cover” them it’s with amusement at their findings like the time in 2020 when they found 51 percent of Black voters surveyed approved of Trump or Mike Lindell leading among GOP voters for the RNC chair race back in January.
When we cover them it’s because we think their questions, their findings, or both are laughable enough to share with you. If for whatever reason we’re actually taking them seriously in an article then we will let you know. Otherwise just assume it’s a joke like this survey via the Washington Examiner where they found 67 percent of Republican voters – and 51 percent of voters overall – believe GOP politicians “secretly” conspired with Democrats to take down Trump in 2020. The exact wording of the question wasn’t available because it’s behind a paywall at Rasmussen’s site, and no fucking way are we paying them for content, but we doubt the Examiner is going too far off from it.
Without getting into the weeds about how valid the finding is, it’s the kind of question that people would hear and interpret differently. Like a lot of National Zero readers would probably buy a story that said “A few days before January 6th Mitch McConnell privately assured Joe Biden the Senate GOP was going to certify the result” that to the fanboys would absolutely consider ro be “conspiring” – and then they add in a whole bunch of other shit about “RINOs” rigging the election. So in typical Rasmussen-MAGA fashion, the innocuous gets lumped in with the sinister to show how a “majority of Americans and super-majority of GOP voters don’t trust the result.”