Florida Poll Shows Few Voting Problems
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Most Florida voters had no problem casting a ballot on Election Day (search) and many say they are confident their vote was counted correctly, a poll shows.
More than nine in 10 respondents said they had no problems, other than having to wait in long lines, according to the Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
While 75 percent of voters described themselves as "very confident" or "somewhat confident" their vote was correctly counted, the degree of satisfaction varied between winners and losers, according to assistant poll director Clay Richards.
He said 95 percent of the Republicans quizzed said they were very or somewhat confident in the result, compared with only 58 percent of Democrats. President Bush (search) carried the state with 52 percent of the vote over Sen. John Kerry (search).
Voter confidence sunk to an all-time low in Florida after the 2000 election resulted in a legal dispute that was ended by the U.S. Supreme Court.
"The fact that three out of four voters were very or somewhat confident their vote was counted (last month) shows a lot has changed in four years," Richards said.
The telephone poll of 1,039 registered Florida voters was conducted between Nov. 30 and Dec. 5 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.