Category: politics

Nearly two-thirds of Idahoans are concerned about the security of their vote in this year’s mid-term elections, a recent Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows.

That’s not a healthy finding for our democratic process.

Pollster Dan Jones & Associates finds in a survey that 62 percent are “very” or “somewhat” concerned about the security of the 2018 vote.

Thirty-seven percent feel good about the security of the ballot, and 1 percent don’t have an opinion.

No doubt the insecurity stems from various federal government reports that Russia attempted in different ways – from computer hacking of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign email to Facebook influence-seeking “fake” ads – to sway the 2016 elections.

And partisan politics is seen in Idahoans’ response to Jones’ poll:

Still, on a partisan basis, most Idahoans are more concerned than not, no matter what your political party.

Other numbers:

Jones polled 619 adults from Nov. 8-15. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.94 percent.