Most Voters in Both Parties Believe The Other Side Cheats

Most Democrats (59%) believe that Republican officials actively try to suppress the vote of non-white Americans. Just 18% disagree.

A national survey found that Republicans are just as skeptical about the opposition party. Fifty-eight percent (58%) believe Democratic officials actively encourage non-citizens to vote. Only 16% disagree.

Overall, among all voters 37% believe the GOP is involved in vote suppression while 34% believe Democrats try to get ineligible voters to the polls (see question wording and crosstab results).

The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 30-31, 2018 by 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.

Data released earlier showed that 76% of voters are generally confident that the votes will be properly counted on Election Day. However, 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.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) believe the 2018 midterms are the most important election of their lifetimes. Fifty-five percent (55%) believe that the more polarized today than at any point in our nation’s history. Still, 71% say decisions they make have a bigger impact on their life than policies of the federal government.  That view is shared by 79% of Independents, 73% of Republicans, and 62% of Democrats.

My new book, The Sun is Still Rising: Politics Has Failed But America Will Not, describes how the culture leads our nation forward while politicians lag behind.  It’s the reason I’m optimistic about our nation’s future. In fact, I am confident the culture is even powerful enough to fix our broken political system.

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