Fifty-four percent (54%) of the most likely voters are looking to change the current direction of the country with their vote. A ScottRasmussen.com national poll found that 34% are looking to support the current direction.
Democrats, by an 82% to 6% margin, prefer change. Among Republicans, however, 69% want to support the way things are going while 14% prefer change. Among Independents, 51% favor change while 20% are committed to staying the course (see question wording and crosstab results).
Data released earlier showed that 52% of Democrats consider this the most important election of their lifetime. That view is also held by 35% of Republicans and 22% of Independents.
The national survey of 1,005 Registered Voters was conducted November 4-5, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
Other data from the latest survey shows that 29% believe the economy would be better if Hillary Clinton had won the presidential election. Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe it would be worse.
However, with Clinton in the White House, 38% believe the country would be less divided. Twenty-eight percent (28%) think it would be more divided.
Forty-two percent (42%) of voters believe President Trump is more polarizing that President Obama. However, 25% believe Obama was more polarizing and 13% believe they were equally polarizing.
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