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Voters See Midterms As Referendum on Trump

Voters think the upcoming midterm elections are more about President Trump than individual candidates and issues, but they don’t think a Democratic win necessarily means Trump should change course.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters say the upcoming midterm election is a referendum on Trump’s agenda. Thirty-eight percent (38%) think it’s more about individual candidates and issues, but another 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 28-29, 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 August 28-29, 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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