Survey: Few swayed by endorsements

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A new Pew Research survey shows political endorsements by prominent Republicans “would provide little help for GOP candidates in the primaries and might be more of a liability than a benefit in a general election campaign.”

Most GOP voters say that candidate endorsements by leading Republicans — such as George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and John McCain — would make little difference in their vote.

In fact, endorsements from any of these politicians would be seen more negatively than positively by the broader electorate in the general election.

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