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Democrats Now Trusted More on Economy

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Following the “fiscal cliff” deal, voters trust Democrats more than Republicans to handle the economy for the first time in just over three-and-a-half years. Now Democrats are trusted more on 10 out of 15 key issues tracked by Rasmussen Reports. Republicans lead on two, and the parties are tied on three others.

A new national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters trust Democrats more when it comes to the economy, while 41% trust Republicans more. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. A month ago, Republicans still had a slight 44% to 42% edge. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Two national surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters each were conducted on January 3-4 & 5-6, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


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