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Nearly 40% of voters believe that U.S. elections are beset by fraud

The majority of those surveyed nevertheless expressed confidence that U.S. American elections are not beset by fraud.

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Voters in Portland, ME
Voters in Portland, ME
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Updated: November 17, 2020 - 2:21pm

Nearly four out of every 10 U.S. voters think their country's elections are tainted by fraud, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

When asked, 38% of voters were not confident that elections in the United States are free from fraud. However, a sizable majority – 59% – expressed confidence that U.S. voting was largely secure. 

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How confident are you that American elections are largely free from fraud?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Rasmussen said that faith in an election is historically often predicted by who wins. 

"Over the past generation, voters whose candidate has lost are generally skeptical of the election process," he said. 

"Still, it is concerning for the nation that 38% lack confidence that elections are free from fraud," he also said.

Click here to see this poll's cross-demographic tabulations. 

Click here to see this poll's methodology and sample demographics.