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MA Community Groups Urge Voting Rights and Democracy Reform

There is ongoing coverage of findings from new UMass Amherst Polls reporting views on a variety of issues including election reforms, the 2020 and 2024 presidential elections and last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. A Dec. 28 poll found more than half of Americans believe some political leaders oppose their right to vote and 71% of Republicans – and one-third of the nation – believe that President Joe Biden’s victory in 2020 was illegitimate. 

A poll released today looking at voter preferences in the 2024 presidential election and found that Democrats favor Biden, followed by Senator Bernie Sanders, Vice President Kamala Harris and Senator Elizabeth Warren, while Republicans polled favor former President Donald Trump, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and former Vice President Mike Pence.  (, 1/5/22; The Boston Globe, 1/4/22; News Office releaseNews Office release)

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