WASHINGTON – Heading into Election Day, 50 percent of adults are confident that the election will be conducted in a fair and equal way, according to new data from the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking Poll.
Fourteen percent of adults say they are “very confident” and 36 percent say they are “somewhat confident.” A combined 47 percent say they aren’t confident that the election is being conducted fairly, with 32 percent saying they are not “too” confident, and 15 percent say they are “not at all” confident.
Confidence in the fairness of the election has risen since the summer. In August, just 43 percent of adults said they were confident that the election would be conducted fairly and equally, and 55 percent said they weren’t confident.
President Donald Trump has continued to call the integrity of the election system into question, and he has argued against widespread voting by mail. He has repeatedly claimed, without any evidence, that the historic number of mail-in votes will lead to massive ballot fraud. And he has argued that the election must be called by the end of Tuesday, even though it always takes states days or in some cases weeks to certify results.
A majority of adults also reported having already voted in the presidential election. Fifty-one percent