Three-quarters of Americans are concerned about the possibility of violence on and after Election Day, according to a new poll that shows the number of concerned Americans has increased significantly since 2016.
的 USA Today/Suffolk University Poll finds that three in four voters are concerned about the possibility of violence on Election Day and afterward, while only one in four say they are “very confident” that there will be a peaceful transfer of power if Joe Biden beats President Trump on Tuesday.
只要 22 percent of those polled expressed little or no concern about violence, while more than a third describe themselves as “very concerned.”
According to USA Today, this is an increase from October 2016, 什么时候 47% had little or no concern about such violence. 与此同时, 在 2016, 40% of Americans were “very confident” about a peaceful transfer of power — now that is just 23%.
At this point in 2016, 40% of Americans were “very confident” about a peaceful transfer of power. Now just 23% are, according to the poll — and nearly 4 在 10 have little confidence that will happen.
A number of states are considering deploying the National Guard over fears of unrest.
Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said 星期四 that he would deploy around 400 members to compensate for poll worker shortages.
That same day, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey told 美国广播公司 15 he would not “hesitate” to send out the Guard should there be civil unrest.
The USA Today/Suffolk University Poll was of 1,000 likely voters by landline and cellphone between Oct. 23 至 27 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 百分点.
Fox News’ Julia Musto and The Associated Press contributed to this report.