Washington, DC- The Reuters/Ipsos Data: Rigged Election Topline was released
Only half of Republicans would accept Clinton, the Democratic nominee, as their
president. And if she wins, nearly 70 percent said it would be because of illegal voting or vote
rigging, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
Conversely, seven out of 10 Democrats said they would accept a Trump victory and less
than 50 percent would attribute it to illegal voting or vote rigging, the poll showed.
The findings come after repeated statements by Trump that the media and the political
establishment have rigged the election against him. He also has made a number of
statements encouraging his supporters to fan out on Election Day to stop ineligible voters from
The U.S. government has accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against
Democratic Party organizations and state election systems.
Clinton has said she will accept the results of the election no matter the outcome.
The poll showed there is broad concern across the political spectrum about voting issues
such as ineligible voters casting ballots, voter suppression, and the actual vote count, but
Republicans feel that concern more acutely.
For example, nearly eight out of 10 Republicans are concerned about the accuracy of the
final vote count. And though generally they believe they will be able to cast their ballot, only six
out of 10 are confident their vote will be counted accurately.
Among Democrats, about six out of 10 are concerned about the vote count. They, too,
believe they wi1l be able to cast their ballot, but eight out of 10 are confident their vote will be
Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.
To see the entire Thomson Reuters article, visit: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted October 17-21, 2016 on behalf
Thomson Reuters. For the survey, a sample of roughly 1,192 adults, including 495 democrats,
426 republicans, and 144 independents, age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and
Hawaii was interviewed online in English.
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education,
and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys
and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error
and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of
greater than zero but less than one half of one per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this
is due to the effects of rounding. To see more information on this and other Reuters/Ipsos
polls, please visit http://polling.reuters.com/.
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