Another poll finds voters filled with angst about election security
Another day, another poll finding voters worried about the integrity of this year's election.
This one is from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and it found:
- 45 percent are extremely or very concerned that foreign governments will tamper with voting systems or election results.
- 47 percent are extremely or very concerned about foreign governments influencing what Americans think about candidates.
- 45 percent are extremely or very concerned about foreign governments stealing information from political parties and candidates.
The poll, as so many others in recent months have shown, finds Democrats more suspicious and worried than Republicans.
In the AP-NORC poll, 33 percent overall said they have little or no confidence that their votes this fall in President Trump's bid for a second term will be counted accurately. But only 21 percent of Republicans felt that way while 39 percent of Democrats and 44 percent of independents did.
Overall, half of Americans polled said they were extremely or very concerned that the voting systems in the country might be vulnerable to hacking. Sixty-two percent of Democrats felt that way but only 37 percent of Republicans were extremely or very concerned about that.
The poll of 1,074 adults was conducted Feb. 12-16. The results have a 4.2 percentage point margin of sampling error.