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13% Have Switched Parties or Gone Independent Recently

Voters are less likely these days to split their vote between the two major parties, but just over one-out-of-10 now say they’ve changed the party they identify with in recent months.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 24% of Likely U.S. Voters say they regularly split their vote between Republicans and Democrats. That’s down from 30% six years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 1-2, 2017 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 August 1-2, 2017 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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