Gallup Poll Finds That 48% of Americans Believe There Is An Election in November

OMAHA, Nebraska — A recent poll from Gallup, Inc., has revealed that the vast majority of Americans are unsure as to when the presidential election will take place.

Gallup, known for its persistent polling on political issues, but also for some vague polls such as the “Happiness” and “Suffering” series, inaugurated its newest poll during the week of October 19. The organization found that only 4% of Americans believe – correctly – that Election Day is on November 6.

46% of Americans, however, believe that it will take place “sometime in November,” while an additional 40% believe that it will occur “before February 2013,” likely confusing Election Day with the presidential inauguration ceremony.

10% of Americans, the poll found, believe that the election has already occurred.