Is America Ready To Elect A Third-Party President?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
For all of the talk about Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders potentially running as third-party candidates in this year’s presidential election, most voters aren’t betting on a third-party candidate taking the White House anytime soon.
Just 36% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it’s at least somewhat likely that a third-party candidate could win the presidency in the next 10 years, with 12% who think it’s Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% consider this scenario unlikely, although that includes just 16% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 13-14, 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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