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O’Malley Has a Big Sales Job to Democrats Ahead

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is an even bigger unknown to members of his own party than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, but both men have a steep hill to climb if they’re going to take next year’s Democratic presidential nomination away from Hillary Clinton.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 16% of Likely Democratic Voters think O’Malley, who announced his candidacy on Saturday, is even somewhat likely to be their party’s nominee in 2016, and that includes only five percent (5%) who say it is Very Likely. Fifty-one percent (51%) consider an O’Malley nomination unlikely, with 26% who feel it is Not At All Likely. One-in-three (34%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 964 Likely Voters was conducted on May 31-June 1, 2015 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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