Hillary Clinton led Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in every Pew Research Center survey conducted throughout the party’s primaries. But many Democratic voters vacillated in their candidate support throughout this period.
Donald Trump’s rise to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee followed a lengthy primary campaign.
Over the course of the GOP primaries, a majority of Republican voters changed their minds about who they preferred for president at least once.
Evangelicals are as supportive of Trump as they were of Romney at a comparable point in the 2012 campaign, while Clinton receives similar support from religiously unaffiliated voters as Obama did.
As Republicans and Democrats prepare for their party conventions later this month, a new national survey paints a bleak picture of voters’ impressions of the presidential campaign and the choices they face in November.
Just 35% of voters say that the primaries have been a good way of determining the best- qualified nominees.
Roughly half of Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s supporters say that Trump would make a “poor” or “terrible” president.
The presidential nomination contests are heating up and both parties’ 2016 fields have narrowed. And since it’s also Presidents Day weekend, it’s a good time to consider what voters want in a president, regardless of which candidate they may support.
High-profile polling failures in recent elections have drawn attention to the challenges in using surveys to predict outcomes. Our study examines various methods of determining who is a likely voter.
Republicans now want new ideas and a different approach in a presidential candidate rather than experience and a proven record, while Democrats are more divided on which qualities they prefer.