Nearly Half of Georgia Voters Aren’t Confident The 2024 Election Will Be Fair and Accurate, New Poll Shows

Polling place on Election Day. (Adobe Stock)

Nearly half of Georgia voters are concerned the 2024 election will not be fair and accurate and believe that there was widespread voter fraud in 2020, according to a new Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) poll.

The School of Public and International Affairs Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia polled 1,000 likely general election voters from June 11-20 on a series of questions about the upcoming election, the economy, democracy, immigration and more. The AJC released the results this week.

One question was: “Overall, how confident are you that the 2024 presidential election will be conducted fairly and accurately?” 

A total of 57% of Georgia voters reported they are very or somewhat confident, which is the same percentage found in a January poll asking the same question.

Political party affiliation played a large role in this — over  76% of Democrats reported they were very confident in the 2024 election and less than 9% of Republicans did. 

In 2021, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed expansive voter suppression law Senate Bill 202, which he said in a statement “ensures election integrity.” He added that he “won’t back down from keeping Georgia elections secure, accessible and fair.” Republicans have passed other anti-voter bills since then with that same framing in mind.

The poll also asked voters whether they believed there was “widespread voter fraud” in the 2020 presidential election. Almost half of the voters said yes, with over three-quarters of Republicans and less than 12% of Democrats answering providing that answer.

Also, less than 15% of voters said that preserving democracy is the issue that will have the biggest impact on their vote for president in November. Around a quarter of Democrats chose that issue while less than 4% of Republicans did.

A person’s education level significantly impacted their answers, as well. People with bachelor’s or graduate degrees were more likely to say they are confident in the fairness and accuracy of the 2024 election, that there was not rampant voter fraud in 2020 and that preserving democracy will strongly motivate their vote in November.

Georgia was a crucial swing state in the 2020 and 2022 elections, and likely will be in 2024 as well, so these voters could decide who the next president is.