Poll: About 50% of Americans believe sports, presidential election could be rigged
About half of Americans recently surveyed by the Seton Hall Sports Poll believe that sports contests and the presidential election could be “rigged by outside influences.”
The poll was conducted with the participation of 841 adults and shows that 52% believe that an NFL game “could be rigged by outside influences,” compared with 42% of people polled who said “no.” The NBA provided similar results with 51% saying yes and 42% saying no.
College sports were no exception as 47% of people believe a college football game could be rigged. In college basketball 46% of people believe it could be rigged.
The World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians was also questioned and a majority believe it can not be rigged as 51% of people said no.
The 2016 Presidential Election will take place next week and the people surveyed were asked whether it could also be rigged. 47% of Americans believe the election could be rigged while 46% responded that they didn't think it could.
The poll was conducted from Oct. 24 to 26.