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Surprising Number Say Third-Party Presidential Vote Likely in 2020

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Voters clearly aren’t happy with the major party choices they’re likely to get in the 2020 presidential election. Nearly four-out-of-10 say they’re likely to vote for a third-party candidate.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters say they are likely to vote for someone other than President Trump or the Democratic presidential nominee in next year’s election. That includes 22% who are Very Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 27-28, 2019 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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