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47% Think Most Politicians Will Overcome Sex Abuse Allegations

Months after the #MeToo movement initially burst onto the scene, new allegations continue to surface against public figures like New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who quickly resigned from office. But most voters still feel that sexual harassment is more a media phenomenon than a growing problem, and a sizable number think politicians accused of it will bounce back into politics.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters think sexual harassment of women is a bigger problem in America today, while 63% believe the media is just covering it more than in the past. This has changed little from six months ago when 26% thought there was more sexual harassment today and 68% thought the media was just covering it more. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 8-9, 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 May 8-9, 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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