Voters more worried about election meddling at national level than local level, says pollster

Democratic pollster Pia Nargundkar said Friday that voters are more worried about election interference at the national level than they are at the local level. 

"You don't want to think about the place you go to vote at where your neighbor is the poll watcher, you don't want to think that there's something wrong with that," Nargundkar, a senior associate at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking. 

"But when you think about the country as a whole, that's when you start to get a little worried," she continued. 

"Obviously all of the news stories that came out after 2016 that said there was interference, that's where that sort of angst gets centered," she said. 

Nargundkar was referring to a Pew Research Center survey conducted last month, that found that 55 percent of Americans said they are not confident U.S. elections are secure from hacking. 

The survey found, however, that 66 percent of Americans said they were confident elections in their own states are secure from hacking.  

U.S. national security agencies have warned about attempts from foreign governments to interfere in next week's midterm elections. In a report released Tuesday, cyber experts said states have increased their cybersecurity protections ahead of the Nov. 6 midterms, but are still lacking in some areas.

The Intelligence Community concluded in January of 2017 that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. 

— Julia Manchester