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77% Think Woman President Likely in Next 10 Years

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hillary Clinton is the early frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, and the good news for her is that voters remain overwhelmingly willing to vote for a woman for president. They’re not so sure about their family, friends and co-workers, though.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 77% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that a woman will be elected president in the next 10 years. That’s up from 60% in December 2006 when Mrs. Clinton was also the frontrunner for her party’s 2008 presidential nomination. Just 18% consider it unlikely a woman will be elected president in the next decade. This includes 37% who say it’s Very Likely and only four percent (4%) who think it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording,click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 13-14, 2014 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 byPulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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