Eighty-four percent (84%) of voters believe that the goal of election reform should be to create a system where it is “easy to vote and hard to cheat.” A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 10% disagree and 5% are not sure.
While there is broad agreement on the objective, voters are divided on which half of the objective deserves a higher priority at this time. Fifty percent (50%) say making it hard to cheat is the top priority while 38% take the opposite view.
Seventy-three percent (73%) of Republicans think making it harder to cheat is the top goal. Among Democrats, 67% believe the priority should be making it easier to vote. As for Independent voters, 48% say making it harder to cheat is more important while 35% believe reformers should focus on making it easier to vote.
Overall, 33% of voters trust the GOP more than Democrats on election reform while 30% have more trust in Democrats. Twenty percent (20%) don’t trust either party while 12% trust both equally.
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted January 11-12, 2022. The Margin of Sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.