Gallup polls Americans on election fraud, party lines, and nominees

     In this July 27, 2016 file photo, Jennifer Pitta shows off a tattoo of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally at Lackawanna College, in Scranton, Pa. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo, file)

    In this July 27, 2016 file photo, Jennifer Pitta shows off a tattoo of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally at Lackawanna College, in Scranton, Pa. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo, file)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    Trump says it’s going to be a rigged election and is urging his supporters to be poll watchers.  New data show that most Americans — but not all — are confident that the system is not rigged. However, Republicans are concerned that people will be able to vote who are not eligible, while Democrats are concerned that people who are eligible will be kept from voting.

    Americans strongly support having to show a photo ID to vote, early voting, and automatic registration.

    Less than half of Republicans nationwide say they are satisfied with Trump as their party’s nominee.  Clinton does a little better among Democrats, with 56 percent glad she is their nominee.  

    Gallup party identification trends show that while more Americans tended to identify as Republicans during the convention in Cleveland, that changed thereafter, and at this point Democrats have about an 8-point party ID advantage over Republicans.

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