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Cohen Tapes Aren’t A Smoking Gun for Voters in Next Election

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The FBI is in possession of taped recordings of President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen discussing payment for a former Playboy model’s story of an alleged affair prior to Trump’s election. But while most voters are following this news closely, they’re split over its impact on their vote.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters consider the contents of those recordings at least somewhat important to their vote in the next election, including 28% who say they are Very Important. Just as many (48%), however, do not consider those recordings important to their vote, with another 28% who say they are Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 29-30, 2018 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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