Democrats More Confident Their Nominee Will Help in Congress Races
Democrats are nearly twice as likely as Republicans to think their presidential nominee will help congressional candidates in their party.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Hillary Clinton's candidacy will help most Democratic candidates for Congress. By contrast, only 35% of Likely Republican Voters think Donald Trump's candidacy will help congressional candidates from their party. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 30% say Clinton will help her fellow Democrats, but just 17% feel Trump will help GOP candidates. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 10-11, 2016 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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