Poll: Democrats More Worried About Election Security Than Republicans

on November 5, 2012 in New York, United States.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: A voting booth stands at the ready as students return to school on November 5, 2012 in the East Village neighborhood of New York, United States. Students at Public School 188, like most s... NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: A voting booth stands at the ready as students return to school on November 5, 2012 in the East Village neighborhood of New York, United States. Students at Public School 188, like most schools in New York City, returned to class Monday for the first time since the hurricane hit last week. Many students in the area were displaced due to storm flooding. The school will be used as a polling center in Tuesday's Presidential election. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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ATLANTA (AP) — A new poll finds that a strong majority of Americans have concerns that the nation’s voting systems might be vulnerable to hackers in the upcoming midterm elections.

That is roughly unchanged from concerns over election security just before the 2016 presidential election, but there is a twist. Two years ago, it was Republicans who were more concerned about the integrity of the election. This year, it’s Democrats.

The survey released Wednesday by The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that Democrats have grown increasingly concerned about election security. Republicans have grown more confident.

The poll finds nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they are at least somewhat concerned about potential hacking.

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