Most Georgia runoff voters say the state’s presidential election was conducted fairly: Exit poll


A majority of Georgians voting in the runoff election said the presidential election was conducted fairly in the state, although there is a major split between Republicans and Democrats, an exit poll found.

Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said they thought the contest, which President-elect Joe Biden won, was fair, while 41% said the opposite, a CNN exit poll found. Among Democrats, 93% said they thought Biden won fairly, while 76% of Republicans said the election was not fair.

In terms of their votes in the Tuesday runoff election, which pits Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and former GOP Sen. David Perdue against Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, 42% of total voters said they are “very confident” the runoff votes will be counted accurately, 31% said they are “somewhat confident,” and just over a quarter of total voters said they were either “not very” or “not at all confident” in the integrity of the count.

As they cast their ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, a majority of voters from both parties, 8 in 10 Democrats and 6 in 10 Republicans, expressed concern that COVID-19 could affect their families.

The exit poll was conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool and included interviews with 5,260 voters across the Peach State. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 2 points.

The Tuesday election came as a group of Republican lawmakers announced plans to challenge the Electoral College certification on Wednesday and push for a commission to conduct an emergency audit of results in states that President Trump has contested. Loeffler also said she intends to object, although her effort is separate from the other senators.

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