40% Think U.S. Elections Are Fair, 41% Do Not
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Voters are now evenly divided when asked if elections in the United States are fair today, and a solid majority continues to believe that the U.S. government does not have the consent of the governed. But the Political Class strongly disagrees.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider elections fair to voters, a 17-point drop in confidence from shortly before Election Day last year. Just as many (41%) say American elections are not fair. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 9-10, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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