Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Recent polls are showing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders surging ahead of Hillary Clinton in key states like Iowa and New Hampshire, but are Democratic voters taking this news seriously?
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely Democratic Voters now think Sanders is at least somewhat likely to end up being their party's presidential nominee. That’s up from 36% in September and 23% just after he officially announced his candidacy in May of last year. Still, the latest findings include only 13% who say his nomination is Very Likely, up from four percent (4%) last May. Forty-three percent (43%) still say Sanders is unlikely to be the 2016 Democratic candidate, with 11% who say it is Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 24-25, 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 subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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