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Voters Trust Comey More Than Clinton

Voters are more convinced that outside forces cost Hillary Clinton the election, but despite the finger-pointing at FBI Director James Comey as one of those forces, Comey is more trusted than Clinton.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the most likely reason Clinton lost the election is outside factors beyond her control. That’s up from 39% when we first asked this question in December. Unchanged from the earlier survey is the 43% who think the weakness of her candidacy is the most likely reason for her loss, while just 11% say it was due to the strength of her opponent. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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