Seventy-six percent (76%) of voters nationwide are confident that votes will be counted correctly and the legitimate winner declared in just about every race. That total includes 35% who are Very Confident.
At the other end of the spectrum, a ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 18% are Not Very Confident about the vote counting and 6% are Not At All Confident.
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 31-November 1, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
Eighty-two percent (82%) of White voters are confident the votes will be counted correctly. That view is shared by just 59% of Black voters and 55% of Hispanic voters. Republicans (87%) are more confident than Democrats (70%) or Independents (71%). See question wording and crosstab results.
While voters are generally confident about counting the votes, they are less comfortable with what the winners do after election day. Seventy percent (70%) believe elected officials use their position to help businesses that support them.
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