Gallup Poll: American Confidence in Accuracy of Upcoming Election Matches Record Low

Gallup Poll: American Confidence in Accuracy of Upcoming Election Matches Record Low


American confidence in the accuracy of the upcoming election matches the low last seen in 2008, a Gallup poll released Thursday revealed.

The survey, taken September 14-28, among 1,023 adults, found U.S. confidence in the accuracy of the upcoming presidential election matching a record low, last seen in 2008.

“How confident are you that, across the country, the votes for president will be accurately cast and counted in this year’s election — very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not at all confident?” the survey asked.

While a majority, 59 percent, indicated that they are either “very” or “somewhat” confident, that is down from the 70 percent who said the same around the 2018 election. Confidence varies drastically by party affiliation, with 74 percent of Democrat and Democrat-leaners expressing confidence but only 44 percent of Republican and Republican-leaners saying the same.

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Gallup reported:

The 11-percentage-point drop since 2018

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