51% Say Making It Harder to Cheat More Important Than Making It Easier to Vote; 37% Disagree

Eighty-three percent (83%) of voters believe making it easier to vote and harder to cheat should be the goal of election reform. However, a Scott Rasmussen national survey found voters divided on which part of that goal needs to be addressed first.

At this point in time, 51% say making it harder to cheat is the higher priority while 37% take the opposite view.

A majority of Democrats (57%) believe making it easier to vote is more important today. However, most Republicans (70%) and Independents (52%) believe the focus of electoral reform should be making it harder to cheat.

Voters are evenly divided as to which party they trust most to handle electoral reform. Thirty-two percent (32%) trust Republicans, 32% Democrats, and 16% don’t trust either party.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on September 28-29, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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