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41 percent of electorate thinks the election could be 'stolen' from Trump

Donald Trump has suggested that the election will be rigged against him, an assertion he has doubled-down on in the wake of his slipping poll numbers. "The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary — but also at many polling places — SAD," Trump tweeted Sunday.

Even as the Republican Party has distanced itself from such claims, the electorate seems to be accepting Trump's theory: Forty-one percent of voters responding to a Politico/Morning Consult poll agreed the election could be "stolen" from Trump due to voter fraud. Nearly three-quarters of Republicans think the election could be stolen, although just 17 percent of Democrats do. Additionally, only 28 percent of registered voters think the votes will be counted accurately.

Trump's running mate Mike Pence assured Meet the Press on Sunday that the candidate "will absolutely accept the result of the election."

The margin of error for the poll is plus or minus 2 percentage points, and the full results can be viewed here.