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Voters Agree One Vote Really Does Matter

Coming out of yesterday’s midterm elections, voters overwhelmingly agree that one person’s vote can make a difference, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they think the process is fair.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters believe one person’s vote really matters. Just 13% disagree. This has changed little in more than seven years.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now think American elections are fair to voters, down just two points from last month’s six-year high. Thirty-eight percent (38%) do not think U.S. elections are fair to voters, but 13% are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 4-5, 2018 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 survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 4-5, 2018 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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