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Poll: Only 11 percent of Trump supporters ‘highly confident’ of accurate vote count

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Only 11 percent of Donald Trump’s supporters are highly confident their votes in November will be counted accurately, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

“Nearly half of Clinton supporters (49%) and just 11% of Trump supporters are highly confident that votes across the country will be counted accurately,” the center said.

{mosads}Approximately 48 percent of Trump supporters said they were “somewhat confident” in the accuracy of the presidential vote, and 79 percent of Clinton supporters said the same.

But overall, the poll shows deep distrust among adults backing the Republican nominee. Only 20 percent of potential Clinton voters expressed little or no confidence in the accuracy of the upcoming vote, compared with 51 percent of Trump supporters.

Trump has repeatedly warned his supporters the election could be “rigged” against him.

Last week in Pennsylvania, he said the only way he could lose the state was because of cheating.

His campaign is also recruiting “election observers.”

Friday’s poll also found that while confidence among Republican voters over the accuracy of vote counts fell between 2004 and 2008, the confidence of Democratic voters “is significantly higher than in 2008 or 2004.”

On average, the Pew study found that only 49 percent of all voters are “very confident” in an accurate vote count come Nov. 8.

“Overall, voters are less confident that their vote will be accurately counted in the upcoming election than they were in 2008 and 2004. In both 2008 (57%) and 2004 (62%), a majority of voters were “very” confident, compared with just under half who feel this way today (49%),” Pew added.

The survey included 2,010 adults reached by landline or cellphone Aug. 9–16 and has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.

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