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GOP Voters Less In Sync With Their Leaders Than Democrats Are

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Most Republicans continue to think voters in their party are moving away from the GOP leadership ideologically. For Democrats, their leadership is a better fit these days.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 35% of Likely Republican Voters believe the attitudes of GOP voters are remaining about the same as those who lead the party. For 59%, their views are diverging, with 35% who say Republicans are becoming more conservative than the party's leadership and 24% who think party voters are becoming liberal. These findings are little changed from last July. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 30-May 1, 2018 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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