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Just 40% Approve of Presidential Primary Process

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Both major political parties face possibly lengthy presidential primary seasons in 2016, and most voters aren’t sure that’s a good thing.

New Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveying finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think the current primary process is a good way to select a party’s presidential candidate. But 60% don’t agree, with 29% who consider it a bad way to select a presidential candidate and 31% who are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Three surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters each were conducted on June 14-15, June 16-17 and June 20-21, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error for each survey 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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