Poll: 66 percent think presidential election process is broken

Only 3 in 10 Americans believe that the nation’s process for electing a new president is functional, a record low, according to a new poll.

Some 66 percent believe that the system is broken, a Gallup survey released Friday found, while 4 percent had no opinion.


Most Americans, 68 percent, regardless of party affiliation, say that at least one remaining White House hopeful would make a good president regardless of party affiliation, however.

Gallup said that Americans were most satisfied with their presidential election process during the 2008 cycle. Sixty-seven percent said that the process works in January of that year.

Pollsters added that they documented the previous low in December 2011, when only 39 percent said that the presidential election process works.

Gallup conducted its latest survey of 1,012 adults nationwide via telephone interviews from March 16 to 17. It has a 4 percent margin of error.