Despite the increasing alarm expressed by the Obama administration over dangers to the election system from foreign hackers, voters are confident that things will work out fine.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters finds that 63 percent of Likely U.S. Voters trust the election system where they live. Twenty-three percent do not, but 14 percent are not sure.
An overwhelming 94 percent think it’s likely that their vote will be correctly recorded and counted, with 61 percent who say it’s Very Likely. Just 5 percent think it's somewhat or Not At All Likely that their votes won't be counted the right way.
This level of confidence is in striking contrast to separate surveying earlier this year in which only 41 percent said U.S. elections are fair to voters. But then 14 percent of blacks claim that they have been illegally denied their right to vote, compared to 2 percent of whites and 5 percent of other minority voters.
Democrats trust their local election system more than Republicans and unaffiliated voters do. Sixty-eight percent of Democrats think their vote is Very Likely to be correctly recorded and counted, compared to 58 percent of GOP voters and 55 percent of unaffiliateds.