Saturday, October 08, 2011
As the nation braces itself for another race for the White House, voters say enough is enough.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of Likely U.S. Voters think presidential election campaigns last too long. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 18% disagree, with 10% more undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
There’s little partisan disagreement on this, although voters not affiliated with either of the major parties believe it a bit more strongly. Tea Party voters (62%) don’t feel quite as strongly as those who are not members of the grass roots movement (75%) that presidential contests last too long.
In May 2007, 58% of American Adults complained that the 2008 presidential campaign had begun too soon, but Republicans believed that much more than Democrats did.
Voters are fairly satisfied with the number of debates in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but most don’t think debate moderators ask enough about the major issues facing the nation.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 2-3, 2011 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
ORSave 60% on 13 months of Rasmussen Reader service – Just $24.95! >Limited Time Discount Offer
Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.
We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.
Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.
To learn more about our methodology, click here.