A couple of polls by The Hill-HarrisX offer insights on how voters look back on the 2020 election results and on their confidence in the electoral system
One Hill-HarrisX poll released last month showed a majority of those surveyed–65 percent– say they are confident in the current voting system and confident that the processing of the votes is fair and accurate. However, 35 percent said they don’t trust the process.
There’s a major partisan divide on the matter as 88 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of voters outside the major parties are confident in the voting system while only 43 percent of Republicans feel the same way.
When it comes to how the states handled voting, the poll found a slight increase as 73 percent of those surveyed felt confident on if they accurately count their votes while 27 percent did not feel confident about it.
When asked about how confident they are in the states when it comes to conducting fair elections, 93 percent of Democrats, 68 percent of voters outside the major parties and 57 percent of Republicans are confident about it.
The survey also found that most voters would support a bipartisan commission to investigate potential irregularities in the 2020 election as 59 percent back the idea while 41 percent would not.
The overwhelming majority of Republicans–85 percent–back a commission while 61 percent of Democrats do not. A majority of voters outside the major parties–56 percent–back the idea.
Former President Donald Trump and his supporters have claimed that he won the November election, insisting that widespread voter fraud occurred however Trump’s lawyers failed to make their case on the court level, losing scores of cases.
Still, some Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate are in favor of a commission to investigate potential instances of voter fraud.
The online poll of 2,854 registered voters was taken from January 8 through January 11 and had a margin of error of +/- 1.8 percent.
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