Poll Shows Voters Want Combination of Public, Private Experience in Presidential Candidate

Elisabeth Meinecke
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Posted: Apr 18, 2011 2:09 PM
A new Rasmussen poll shows 77% of people say a president's private sector experience is somewhat important when they decide who to vote for. The same amount -- 77%-- say that a candidate's "experience" in government is also somewhat important. In no surprise, Democrats, compared to Republican or independent voters, are more likely to view a candidate's government credentials as more important.