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On Jobs and Guns, Neither Party Has an Advantage

Friday, January 04, 2013

Voters are almost evenly divided as to which political party they trust more on gun control and job creation. They trust Democrats more on the environment and Republicans more in the areas of government spending and issues affecting small business.  

These are the findings from Rasmussen Reports’ latest national trust-on-issues survey. We tested five new issues that in future surveys will be added to the 10 we have regularly asked about for several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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