Should Elected Officials Resign Before Running For President?
Friday, January 29, 2016
Senators Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have missed lots of on-the-job time in the Senate while they run for president. Kentucky Republicans worry about Senator Rand Paul's reelection to the Senate this year if his presidential bid falls short. Governors John Kasich and Chris Christie have been a long way from home in their bids to move up to the White House. How do voters feel about politicians who hold onto one elective job while seeking another? (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 26-27, 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.
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