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Voters See More Division, Partisanship on the Way in D.C.

Voters See More Division, Partisanship on the Way in D.C.

Following the midterm elections, voters still see political division ahead, but they're not quite as pessimistic as they were last year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters think politics in Washington, D.C. will become more partisan over the next year. This is down from 57% who felt this way in March of last year but up noticeably from the 40% who believed more partisanship was on the way following Trump’s election two years ago. Just 23% expect more cooperation in Washington over the next year, unchanged from the previous survey, while 26% are not sure what to expect in the coming months. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 8 & 11, 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 November 8 & 11, 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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