Most Americans Doubt How Free and Fair The Election Will Be
A disturbing poll was released this past weekend from Yahoo News and YouGov. According to the results, just 22 percent of American believe that this year's Presidential Election will be "free and fair".
If you were hoping that Americans still had faith in the voting process, the results of the poll might just kill those hopes.
According to the poll, half of Trump supporters believe the election will not be free and fair while 37 percent of Biden supporters say the same. Overall, 46 percent of Americans say the election will not be free and fair. 32 percent of respondents didn't know they expect.
The results of this poll, according to Yahoo News, is that public distrust of the election is not going away anytime soon.
Although fears on the right and the left are different, the outcome could be the same, particularly if the contest is close: a winner viewed as fundamentally illegitimate by those who didn’t vote for him, and a democracy that suffers deep and lasting damage because of it.
The public is primed to distrust whatever happens on Nov. 3. More than a third of Americans (34 percent) think the coming election will be rigged in favor of one candidate or another, while just 24 percent reject this notion. A full 60 percent, meanwhile, believe at least some fraud will occur — and 34 percent think it will be enough to swing the outcome.
The results come as Republicans and Democrats continue to battle over mail-in ballots.