If one were to simply watch the local news (or even the national news), it would be easy to assume that the majority of Americans are terrified — or at the very least, concerned — about the election of Donald Trump.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 10, 2016
And while there certainly are a number of people protesting the results of the election — and even greater numbers voicing frustrations from behind keyboards — a recent Forbes.com report tells a different story.
A Gallup poll taken after Tuesday’s election suggested that the picture most Americans are seeing might be a bit skewed.
While the majority of voters — 75% — expressed surprise over the outcome of the election, a greater majority — 84% — stated that they accepted Donald Trump’s election as “legitimate.”
While this seems to refute the narrative that shows large groups of hundreds and even thousands of protesters around the country, it’s important to note that Gallup only polled voters.