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83% Say One Person’s Vote Really Matters

As the saying goes, “every vote counts,” and voters overwhelmingly agree.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 83% of Likely U.S. Voters think one person’s vote really matters.  Eleven percent (11%) disagree and feel that each individual vote does not matter.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

In early April 2009 when American Adults were asked directly if their  vote really matters, only two-thirds (66%) said it does.

While there were 169 million voters registered for the 2008 presidential election, 80% or more in virtually every demographic category believe one person's vote still counts.

But just 54% of voters now think American elections are fair. Fifty-three percent (53%) feel most members of Congress get reelected because election rules are rigged to benefit incumbents.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 6-8, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 6-8, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

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