Poll: Voters Think Republican Will Win in November

Posted: Feb 03, 2016 9:30 AM

Some bad news for Hillary: Voters believe a Republican will be the next resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a new Rasmussen poll:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the next president after Barack Obama will come from the GOP. Just 36% say that’s unlikely. These findings include 25% who think a Republican president is Very Likely and only nine percent (9%) who consider it Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Monday night was a clear indication that the momentum is on the Republican side. During the Iowa caucuses, Republican voters showed up in overwhelming numbers compared to four years ago.

Exit polls revealed how they were flocking to the polls:

Republicans counted more than 180,000 caucus goers, topping their 2012 attendance record of 121,503 by an estimated 60,000 people.

Some caucus sites even had to print more ballots to keep up with the demands.

Both parties had large crowds at their respective caucus locations. The GOP lines were just a bit longer and the people perhaps a bit more passionate. Is this a foreshadowing of November?

Of course, these numbers could also indicate that voters think the Democrats don't have much of a prayer in the 2016 election. After all, their remaining contenders are a self-described socialist and a former secretary of state who is being investigated by the FBI and faces a possible indictment.

No wonder so many people are placing their bets on the GOP.