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Republican Voters Are Losing Faith in the Election Process: Poll

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Republican voters are growing dissatisfied with the election process, a new survey shows.

Just 30% of Republicans say the process is working properly, according to the Gallup poll’s results, down from 46% who thought it was in January. Their opinion aligns with Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents, 32% of whom say the process is working as it should.

The Republican field has narrowed significantly since the last survey, with candidates Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio, Ben Carson and Sen. Rand Paul all dropping out of the race. Now, businessman Donald Trump is facing off against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

These results follow a NYT/CBS News survey that found over half of Republicans are embarrassed by the current campaign, though the majority still back businessman Donald Trump.

According to Gallup, Americans’ faith in the election process is significantly lower than it was at the time of the last open seat presidential election. When then-Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain were seeking their respective parties’ nominations, 67% of all Americans felt the process was working as it should compared to 30% who didn’t. Now, though, just 30% of Americans feel the process is working and 66% think it isn’t.

The results show, however, that despite their frustration, the majority of voters, 68%, believe there is at least one candidate who would make a good president.

The poll of 1,012 adults was conducted March 16-17; it has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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