Press Release: NEW POLLING – Majorities across All Political Parties Skeptical of Ranked-Choice Voting

Protect My Ballot has released new polling data on the public perception of ranked-choice voting. The polling, conducted in August 2020, is part of Protect My Ballot’s ongoing educational campaign surrounding ranked-choice voting (RCV). RCV is an electoral scheme that adds confusion to the voting system and threatens our democracy by failing to ensure that every vote counts. Learn more at

Key polling takeaways:

  • 72 percent said the current voting system is very easy or somewhat easy to understand.

  • 67 percent of respondents think the current voting system works well.

  • 57 percent oppose a system that allows them to rank candidates, once informed that such a system would increase the likelihood of their ballots being discarded.

You can see the full polling breakdown here.