Only 16 percent of voters say that Donald Trump's choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate will increase the chances of them voting for the Republican ticket, while 16 percent also say it will make them less likely to cast their ballot for Trump, according to a new poll released Monday by Rasmussen Reports.
The poll showed that 64 percent said that adding Pence to the Republican ticket will make no difference at all in how they decide to vote.
This, despite 82 percent of those surveyed saying that in general a presidential candidate's vice presidential choice is an important factor in how they will cast their ballot.
Other findings in the poll include:
- Among Republicans, 26 percent are more likely to vote for Trump with Pence as his running mate, while 12 percent are less likely.
- Among Democrats, 9 percent are now more likely to vote for Trump, while 21 percent are less likely.
- Among Independents, 14 percent are more likely to vote for Trump, while 13 percent are less likely.
- Conservative voters are 27 percent more likely now to vote for Trump.
- Liberal voters are 5 percent more likely now to back Trump, with 23 percent less likely.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on July 14 and 17. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
A CBS poll
showed that in battleground states there were similar results, with 62 percent saying they are no more or less likely to vote for Trump with Pence on the ticket.
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