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61% Say Most Politicians Intent on Dividing Us

Friday, November 22, 2019

Come together? Not likely, voters say, if most politicians have their way.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters still believe most politicians these days are more interested in campaigning on what divides us rather than on what brings us together. Just 21% say most are more interested in bringing us together. That compares to 78% and 11%, though, during last year’s heated midterm elections. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted November 20-21, 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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