Voter Confidence Just Changed

Voter Confidence Just Changed

( – Voter confidence has increased in the United States, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Election Lab survey. But despite that increase, there remains a partisan divide, Newsmax reports. The same study was conducted in 2020, which revealed that 61 percent of voters were very or somewhat confident that ballots were counted as intended across the country.

But the recent survey shows that that number is up 8 points to 69 percent. Republican voters reportedly account for that increase from 22 percent in 2020 to 42 percent in 2022. But that is still relatively low compared to Democrats, who clock in with 93 percent voter confidence, up 1 point from 2020 to 2022. The MIT report notes, however, that confidence is dependent mainly on partisanship.

2016 was a contentious year for Democrats after Donald Trump won the election, with many parroting the claim that the election was stolen by the Russians who favored Trump over Hillary Clinton. Many also suggested that the results of the 2016 election were because of the Russian collusion with Trump and his campaign. While that narrative has since been debunked, Democrats have taken on a different tune, arguing that the 2020 election was the most secure in U.S. history.

As the race for 2024 kicks off, Trump is leading the Republican contenders by double digits. One of the latest Quinnipiac polls has Trump dominating with a 31-point lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Meanwhile, 65 percent of registered voters believe Biden is too old to run for another term. That number includes 90 percent of Republicans, 69 percent of Independents, and 41 percent of Democrats. His approval rating stands at 36 percent.

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