Rasmussen: ‘Most Decided Their Vote Over A Month Ago’

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A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday found that most likely voters this election knew who they were going to vote for a month ago.

58% of likely voters reportedly decided their candidate a month ago, while 18% made up their minds within the final month of the election, 22% within the final week, and 9% on Election Day. This, however, is unsurprising due to the nearly 100 million people who cast their votes before November 3 this election cycle.

The survey from the pollster also asked likely voters about how confident the are that their ballots are going to be counted correctly. It should be noted that ballots are still being counted in many states because the unprecedented amount of ballots sent through the mail slowed down the delivery time of the U.S. Postal Service.

According to the survey, 28% of likely voters are not confident that their votes will be counted correctly while 71% are confident. Further, 15% of respondents are reported to be “Not At All Confident,” with 47% being “Very Confident.”

In explaining its data, Rasmussen mentioned that 94% of respondents told them their ballots would be correctly tallied two weeks before Election Day in a previous survey.

The national telephone and online survey of 1,000 likely voters occurred between November 5 and 8 and it has a three-point margin of error with a 95% level of confidence.

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