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Gallup poll: 2 in 3 Americans confident election will be fair

By Eric DuVall
Gallup poll: 2 in 3 Americans confident election will be fair
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly referred to the election as "rigged" against him. A new Gallup poll shows 2 in 3 Americans are at least somewhat confident the vote will be tabulated accurately. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- As Election Day approaches, 2 of every 3 Americans are at least somewhat confident the election will be administered fairly, according to a new survey.

A recent poll by Gallup found 66 percent of Americans were somewhat or very sure the election on Nov. 8 will be conducted fairly. The result is lower than some previous elections, but has gone up since August.

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On balance, Democrats were significantly more confident the outcome of the election would be accurate than Republicans. Eighty-three percent of Democrats, compared with 56 percent of Republicans, were very or somewhat confident in the election's outcome.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly referred to the election outcome as "rigged" against him through a conspiracy of left-leaning media and a political establishment more comfortable with his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Gallup surveyed 1,011 adults from Oct. 25 to 26. The poll carries a margin of error of 6 percentage points.

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