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ELECTIONS

  • 39% Blame Outside Factors for Clinton's Loss

    In the aftermath of one of the most stunning electoral upsets in U.S. history, Democrats have been searching for reasons why their candidate Hillary Clinton lost to Republican Donald Trump. Most voters agree it was the candidates themselves who decided the election, but a sizable number blame Clinton's loss on outside factors, primarily the FBI’s pre-election announcement that it was reopening its investigation of her.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the most likely reason Clinton lost the election was the weakness of her candidacy, while another 13% think it was due to the strength of her opponent. Thirty-nine percent (39%), however, say she lost because of outside factors beyond her control. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 12-13, 2016 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.

  • Democrats See Russia as Election Culprit, Others Don’t

    Democrats, still searching for a reason for Hillary Clinton’s surprise defeat, now blame the Russians, but other voters don’t see it that way. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 12-13, 2016 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.

  • Rasmussen Reports Calls It Right

    Rasmussen Reports told you all along that it was a much closer race than most other pollsters predicted. We weren’t surprised Election Night. They were. Now Real Clear Politics has posted the final results, and look who came in second out of 11 top pollsters who surveyed the four-way race.

  • Most Say Recount Unlikely to Take Away Trump’s Win

    Most Democrats welcome a presidential vote recount in three key states; most Republicans and unaffiliated voters do not. But the majority of voters in all three groups think a recount is unlikely to reverse Donald Trump’s victory. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 28-29, 2016 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.

  • Do Voters Worry Trump Will Bring Too Much or Too Little Change?

    He may have been the outsider candidate elected on a promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington, DC, but voters are more concerned president-elect Donald Trump will try to make too many changes than too few. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 17 and 20, 2016 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.

  • How We Did

    Rasmussen Reports’ final White House Watch daily tracking poll survey was posted Monday morning. It showed Democrat Hillary Clinton with a two-point advantage over Republican Donald Trump – 45% to 43%. To be precise, it was Clinton 44.8% to Trump 43.1%, a difference of 1.7%.

  • Democrats More Dubious Than Others About Election Results

    Most voters are confident in the outcome of last week's election, but few trust the media coverage that led up to it.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 9-10, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports and Full Measure News. 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.

  • Did Voters Vote for Trump or Against Clinton?

    Maybe it was lucky for Donald Trump that he was running against Hillary Clinton or he wouldn't be president-elect today. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 9-10, 2016 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.

  • Most Say Trump, Clinton Set Right Post-Election Tone

    Most voters are reassured by the first post-election speeches President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gave, but Democrats are apparently in a less forgiving mood.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump set the right tone for the future in his acceptance speech early Wednesday morning. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree, while 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on November 9-10, 2016. The margin of sampling error for the survey 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.

  • Wrapping Up Some Related State Surveys

    Pulse Opinion Research conducts the field work and provides the methodology for all Rasmussen Reports surveys. Pulse did a number of state tracking surveys during the presidential election season for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Entertainment Software Association.

    Here’s the Auto Alliance’s analysis of those survey results.