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ELECTIONS

  • For Many, NJ/VA Elections Are A Referendum on Trump

    For many Democrats and most talking heads, today's gubernatorial contests in New Jersey and Virginia are referenda on President Trump, but what do the numbers say? (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 30-31, 2017 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.

  • NJ Voters Aren’t Fans of Christie

    As New Jersey’s gubernatorial election nears to replace outgoing governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, New Jerseyans are making it clear they’re ready to say goodbye.

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    The state survey of 800 Likely Voters in New Jersey was conducted October 31-November 1, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Virginia Governor: Gillespie (R) 45%, Northam (D) 45%

    The Virginia governor’s race is dead even four days before Election Day.

    A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters finds Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam each earning 45% support. Two percent (2%) prefer Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra. Another two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The state survey of 875 Likely Voters in Virginia was conducted October 31-November 3, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • NJ Governor: Murphy (D) 50%, Guadagno (R) 35%

    The New Jersey governor’s race is a runaway going into the final few days of the contest.

    A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone and online survey finds Democrat Phil Murphy leading Republican Kim Guadagno by 15 points – 50% to 35% - among Likely New Jersey Voters. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The state survey of 800 Likely Voters in New Jersey was conducted October 31-November 1, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 40% Say Election Has Hurt a Close Relationship

    A lot of Americans have hard feelings after last November's presidential election. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 31-February 1, 2017 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.

  • Drilling Deeper Into Our State Surveys By the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Entertainment Software Association

    With the luxury of a little more time since Election Day, we’ve taken a closer look at how we did pollwise relative to 538, RealClearPolitics and Huffington.

  • 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.