Voters Say This Year’s Presidential Race More Negative Than Ever
Many commentators predicted an ugly presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and voters say that’s just what they got.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 80% of Likely U.S. Voters believe this year’s presidential campaign is more negative than past campaigns. Only six percent (6%) see this year’s campaign as more positive than past years, while 12% say it’s about the same as previous campaigns. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 18-19, 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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