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Foley Debacle Has No Impact on Partisan Affiliation

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Rasmussen Reports survey data shows that the story surrounding former Congressman Mark Foley has had little or no impact on partisan identification among the general public. Also, there is no data to support the expectation voiced by some that the Foley matter would reduce Evangelical Christian support for GOP candidates.

Each month, Rasmussen Reports issues data on party affiliation trends based upon interviews with 15,000 adults nationwide. In September, the results showed that 37.0% of Americans considered themselves Democrats and 32.3% were Republicans.

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