Less than half of Republicans are “highly confident” that votes will be counted accurately in the GOP primary next year.
The number is a sharp contrast from the 72 percent of Democrats who say that they have high confidence their party’s primary election.
According to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research:
About one-third of Republicans say they have a “great deal” or “quite a bit” of confidence that votes in the Republican primary elections and caucuses will be counted correctly. About three in 10 Republicans report a “moderate” amount of confidence, and 32% say they have “only a little” or “none at all.” In contrast, 72% of Democrats have high confidence their party will count votes accurately in its primary contests. Democrats are also slightly more likely than Republicans to have a high level of confidence in the Republican Party’s vote count being accurate.
The pollsters additionally found that just “about one-quarter of Republicans say they have at least ‘quite a bit’ of confidence that the votes in the 2024 presidential election will be counted accurately, significantly lower than Democrats. Slightly fewer than half of U.S. adults overall (46%) believe the same.”
Overall, the poll found massive distrust for both parties by Americans across the political spectrum.
The Associated Press reports, “About one-quarter of U.S. adults say they have ‘only a little’ confidence or ‘none at all’ that both the Democratic Party and Republican Party have a fair process for selecting a presidential nominee. About half of independents have that low level of confidence in both party’s processes, compared with one-quarter of Republicans and 19% of Democrats.”