Poll: Majority does not believe in widespread voter fraud

Poll: Majority does not believe in widespread voter fraud
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A majority of Americans do not believe that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 presidential election, a new poll finds.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, 61 percent of responders said they do not believe President Trump's claim that that 3 million to 5 million non-citizens voted in the presidential election.

A minority of 28 percent, however, remains convinced the claim is accurate, the poll finds.


The survey also revealed that Americans are divided on what they perceive to be the biggest problem regarding presidential elections.

While 33 percent of responders believe that voter suppression is the biggest problem, 30 percent are convinced it is voter fraud; while 29 percent are more concerned about outside interference in elections.

President Trump has repeatedly claimed that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 election, and has pledged to launch a full investigation into the matter headed up by Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceThe Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen The Hill's Campaign Report: What to watch for in Nevada Rivals worry Sanders building 'insurmountable' Super Tuesday lead MORE.

"I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and ... even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!" Trump said in a pair of tweets in January.

In a Sunday interview, he promised Pence would oversee a special commission to investigate voter fraud, which Trump said is "really a bad situation, it’s really bad." 

The president's claim about voter fraud -- which has not been backed up by data -- has been a subject of controversy since his election. 

Quinnipiac University poll surveyed a pool of 1,155 voters nationwide between Feb. 2–6. The margin of error is 2.9 percent.