Nearly 7 in 10 GOP voters don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair and/or have little to no trust in the U.S. election system, while 49 percent doubt that next year’s midterms will be free and fair. These election-skeptical Republicans are more likely than their comparatively trusting counterparts to be enthusiastic about 2022.
Thirty-six percent of Republicans who say 2022 won’t be fair are nonetheless extremely motivated to vote next year, compared with 24 percent of Republicans expecting a fair shake who said the same.
GOP voters who said 2020 wasn’t free or fair are more than twice as likely as GOP voters who say it was to voice extreme enthusiasm about voting next year (37 percent versus 15 percent).
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