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Most Democrats, GOP Voters Don't Agree With Party Leaders

Over half of voters in both major political parties continue to say that they are moving away from the positions of their party's leaders.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely Republican Voters believe GOP voters are becoming more conservative than their party's leadership. Twenty-one percent (21%) say Republicans in general are becoming more liberal, but only 33% believe their attitudes are remaining about the same as those who lead the party. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 24-25, 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 July 24-25, 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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