Wednesday, July 18, 2018
ASBURY PARK, NJ - No independent major daily national polling firm has ever offered ordinary Americans the chance to directly support their national election year surveying so far as we know. That changes this year.
Rasmussen Reports today is inviting Americans of all political persuasions to consider contributing to our first ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Managed by Rasmussen Reports and powered by Go-Fund-Me, this project will target Senate and gubernatorial races in up to 20 key national midterm election battleground states.
There will be no profits charged or accepted by Rasmussen Reports on this project. Sponsorship contributions to the Rasmussen Reports Citizen-Source project will cover direct and indirect polling and reporting costs for up to four separate polling cycles for each of the designated 20 battleground states. Rasmussen was one of less than a handful of pollsters who got the 2016 election right.
“On November 8, 2016, millions across America were stunned by the outcome of the presidential elections. Many still are. Our readers were not surprised because we always told them the 2016 election was a close race,” Rasmussen Reports Board Member Ted Carroll said. “Then our polling nailed the exact Popular Vote margin between the two leading 2016 candidates while our research also correctly informed readers that issues, not media-fed controversies, would ultimately decide the election.”
In this first-of-its-kind citizen-sponsored polling project, Rasmussen Reports will be solely responsible for all polling matters including timing, questions, fielding, tabulations and reporting. Since this is a not-for-profit undertaking, overall project contributions will be capped so as not to over-raise funds that cannot specifically be used on project polling and reporting costs.
“This undertaking is solely about getting independent accurate unaffiliated battleground state polling data out and into the hands of American voters,” Carroll said.
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