October 14, 2020
For immediate release
Contact: Brian Watson
Crosswind Texas Pulse poll finds just 3 in 5 Texans are confident 2020 votes will be counted accurately
A majority of Texans report confidence in the accuracy of the upcoming election, with Democrats being the most confident and Republicans least confident
AUSTIN, Tex. – Texans are divided by party affiliation over confidence that every vote will be counted accurately in the 2020 election for president, according to the latest Crosswind Media & Public Relations Texas Pulse Poll.
Results from the survey show 58% of Texans overall report being either very confident or somewhat confident in the accuracy of vote counting. Concerningly, 2 in 5, or 41% of Texans surveyed report being either not very or not at all confident that votes will be counted accurately.
Democrats in Texas appear more confident in vote counting accuracy compared to their Republican counterparts. Results from the Crosswind Texas Pulse show 70% of Democrats report being either very confident or somewhat confident that all votes will be counted accurately compared to 50% of Republicans.
“We’ve seen national debate over the integrity of our election process and it’s clear this debate is reflected in the degree of confidence Texans express in the ballot counting process,” said Crosswind analyst Dr. Brian Watson. “Our numbers in Texas match closely with recent national polling showing the lack of confidence highest among Republicans.”
54% of Texans preferring neither major party report being either very confident or somewhat confident every vote will be counted accurately.
The Crosswind Texas Pulse announced results last week finding Donald Trump leading Joe Biden by 7% in the Lone Star State and 1 in 3 Texans saying the economy and jobs is the most important issue facing the state in 2020.
In this survey of 1000 likely voters in Texas, there is a +/- 3% margin of error assuming a 95 percent confidence interval. Demographics in this sample are based on self-reported responses. 53 percent of respondents identified as female and 47 percent identified as male. For age, 37 percent of the sample is between 18-39 years old, 48 percent is between 40-64, and 15 percent is 65 years or older. By ethnicity, 24 percent of the sample identified as Hispanic/Latino, 12 percent identified as Black, 56 percent identified as white, and 8 percent represent other groups. By political party affiliation, the sample is 38 percent Republican, 32 percent Democrat and 30 percent chose neither major party.
The survey was conducted by Crosswind and Pulse Opinion Research on October 5-6, 2020. Pulse Opinion Research, LLC is an independent public opinion research firm using automated polling methodology and procedures licensed from Rasmussen Reports, LLC. 70% of the sample calls were placed to randomly selected phone numbers through a process that insures appropriate geographic and age representation. 30% of the sample was conducted via online surveys of individuals who use a cell phone as their primary telephone. After the calls and online surveys are completed, the raw data is processed through a weighting program to ensure that the sample reflects the overall population in terms of age, race, gender, political party, and other factors.
For more information or for a copy of the poll’s crosstabs, please send a request to [email protected].
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