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Voters Not Shelling Out To Help Candidates This Year

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

This may be a year of intense voter anger, but it apparently isn’t bad enough to make many voters reach for their wallets.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 29% of Likely U.S. Voters say they are more likely to contribute time or money to a political campaign this year. That’s down nine points from 38% in April just after Democrats in Congress passed the unpopular national health care bill.

In fact, nearly half (46%) of voters now say they are less likely to contribute this campaign season, up 12 points from the previous survey. Twenty percent (20%) say the chances of them contributing time or money is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 2-3, 2010 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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