A new Rasmussen survey this week revealed an overwhelming majority of voters are concerned about election integrity during this year’s midterm elections, and they say preventing cheating is a priority.
The Rasmussen poll found 84 percent of likely voters share the concern about election integrity, including 61 percent who say it is a “very important” issue as Nov. 8 looms.
“Nearly half (49%) of voters believe it is at least somewhat likely there will be widespread cheating that will affect the outcome of this year’s congressional elections,” Rasmussen reported, “including 25% who say it’s Very Likely. Forty-one percent (41%) don’t believe cheating is likely to affect the November midterms, including 23% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Another 11% are not sure.”
These findings are nearly unchanged from Rasmussen’s July survey.
Allegations of voter fraud or other kinds of cheating have become somewhat a component of any election in recent years. The poll found 55 percent of voters “still believe it is at least somewhat likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 33% who consider it Very Likely.” On the other hand, 40 percent don’t believe it’s likely cheating affected the 2020 outcome, including 29 percent who say it’s Not At All Likely, Rasmussen learned.
However, the veteran polling firm said the number of people who think the 2020 election was likely affected by cheating has increased from 52 percent in July.
Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 likely voters Sept. 28-29. The results have a +/- 3 percentage point sampling error with a 95 percent level of confidence. Field work for Rasmussen surveys is done by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.
According to the Rasmussen report, 62 percent of survey respondents “say that it’s more important to make sure there is no cheating in elections, while 36% think making it easier for everybody to vote is more important.”
There is much at stake next month, including which party will have the majority on Capitol Hill, which will have a direct impact on whether Joe Biden’s economic plans, gun control agenda, immigration strategy and other domestic policies will be advanced or derailed. If Republicans capture the House, Biden’s agenda could be dead in the water, and leave him as a lame duck for the remaining two years of his term.