Republicans more likely than Democrats to see politicians without government experience positively

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2022
From The Center
Pew Research Center

Early in the 2016 presidential campaign, Republicans in the United States were more likely than Democrats to value experience and a proven record in a presidential candidate. But that changed with the rise of political newcomer Donald Trump.

Today, nearly a third of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (32%) say they like a political leader who has no previous government experience, compared with just 10% of Democrats and Democratic leaners, according to a survey conducted in July by Pew Research Center.

Among the public overall, 20% of U.S. adults say they like leaders...

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