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Candidates Should Think Twice Before Endorsing Trump or Clinton

Right now as other candidates consider whether to fall in line behind their party’s presumptive standard-bearer, it’s a curse more than a blessing to endorse Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters are less likely to vote for any candidate who endorses Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee. Just 26% are more likely to vote for that candidate, while 32% say a Clinton endorsement would have no impact on their voting decision. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 3-4, 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 3-4, 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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