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Questions - Third Party Candidates - September 8-9, 2011

Pressure for Third-Party Candidate Comes From Those Who Want Less Federal Spending
53% See Third-Party Candidate As Likely President in Next 10 to 12 Years
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted September 8-9, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* When general elections are held, do you always vote for the Republican candidate, usually vote for the Republican candidate, usually vote for the Democratic candidate, always vote for the Democratic candidate or do you regularly split you vote between Republicans and Democrats?

2* Given a choice between President Obama and one of the potential Republican presidential candidates, would 2012 be a good year for voters to consider electing a third-party candidate?

3* How likely is it that a third party candidate could win the 2012 Presidential Election?

4* How likely is it that a third party candidate could win a Presidential Election within the next 10 or 12 years?

 

5* If there was a third party challenge in the presidential election, would you like to see someone who proposes less government spending than either the Republican candidate or Barack Obama, someone who proposes more government spending than either the Republican candidate or Barack Obama, or would you prefer someone whose views on government spending are in the middle between the Republican candidate and Barack Obama?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence