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Voters Trust Political Polls Even Less Than The News

Most voters don't believe political polls, although Democrats express more confidence in them than others do.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters do not trust political polls. Just 26% do, while 17% are not sure. These findings show little change from a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2018 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 April 18-19, 2018 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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