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Poll: 65 percent have confidence in America's electoral system

A majority of voters say they have confidence in the American electoral system, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Sixty-five percent of registered voters in the Jan. 8-11 survey said they have a great deal or have some confidence in the country's electoral process to fairly and accurately count their vote.

By contrast, 35 percent of respondents said they have a little or no confidence at all.

 

Sixty-seven percent of Democrats said they have a great deal of confidence in our electoral system while 43 percent of independents and just 19 percent of Republicans said the same.

The survey finds confidence rises slightly when it comes to individual state's election authorities ability to fairly and accurately count votes.

Seventy-three percent of voters said they have confidence in their state's election authorities to fairly and accurately count their votes while 27 percent said they do not have confidence.

Ninety-three percent of Democrats said they have either a great deal or some confidence in their state's election authorities along with 68 percent of independents and 57 percent of Republicans. 

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,854 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.8 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte