Morning Consult Poll: 46 Percent Say ‘Widespread Voter Fraud’ Will Take Place on Election Day

An example of an early ballot collection box and demonstration of voting areas is set up at the Maricopa County Recorder’s office in Phoenix on Monday, March 21, 2016, ahead of the state’s Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday. After a frenzied weekend of raucous campaign rallies across Arizona, election day …
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The latest Politico/Morning Consult poll finds nearly half of respondents think widespread voter fraud may take place on election day.

Voter intimidation, non-citizens voting, and people fraudulently casting ballots for dead people are all on voters’ minds.


Despite concerns about widespread voting fraud, 68 percent of respondents said the losing candidate should accept the results of the election. Only seven percent of Clinton supporters said the losing candidate should challenge the results, while 24 percent of Trump supporters said the same.

Another Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 41 percent believe the election could be “stolen” from Trump, including 73 percent of Republicans, and 17 percent of Democrats. Sixty percent of respondents said Trump would be right to question the election’s results.

Pollsters questioned 1,395 likely voters and 1,598 registered voters from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.