63% Confident That Votes Will Be Properly Counted, Down from 76% Before Election

Following last week’s election, 63% of voters nationwide are confident that votes will be counted correctly and the legitimate winner declared in just about every race. That’s down from 76% before the election.

A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that the number who are Very Confident in a proper counting fell from 35% before the election to 21% now.

The biggest decline in confidence–17 percentage points–was found among Republicans. Confidence among Independents fell 13 points and confidence among Democrats fell seven points.

However, Republicans are still the most confident with 70% believing the votes will be counted fairly and correct winner declared. Sixty-three percent (63%) of Democrats share that confidence along with 58% of Independents (see question wording and crosstab results).

The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted November 11-12, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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