Guest blogged by Michael Collins
At their lowest points of popularity, do you recall anyone who claimed that Presidents Carter and Nixon stole their elections or that they didn’t win fair and square? Did any analysts or activist groups claim massive election fraud in the elections that brought these ultimately very unpopular presidents to office?
How confident are you that George Bush really won the 2004 presidential election? If you are a typical American voter and you have doubts, how did those doubts arise? A mid-August Zogby Poll of 1018 likely voters answered the first of these two very important questions. (The author was a contributing sponsor for the survey.)
|How confident are you that George W. Bush really won the 2004 presidential election?|
|Very confident that Bush won fair and square||45.2%|
|Somewhat confident that Bush won fair and square||20.0|
|Not at all confident that he won fair and square||32.4|