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Republicans are pretty happy with the state of the 2016 presidential field

Trump and all, Republican voters are thinking their slate for 2016 is looking good, a new report by Pew Research Center finds. Republican voters are more satisfied with their options — and there are plenty of those — than they have been during similar moments in the past two presidential primaries.

Pew reports that "nearly six in 10 (59 percent) Republican and Republican-leaning voters say they have an excellent or good impression of their party’s presidential candidates." In comparison, in August 2011, only 49 percent of Republicans felt that way. In October 2007, 50 percent were satisfied with their field.

Democrats, on the other hand, are less pleased than they were the last time there was a contested Democratic primary. Back in October 2007, 64 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters were satisfied with their field. This year, only 51 percent are.

The survey's margin of error was plus or minus 5.5 percent for Republican voters, and plus or minus 5.3 percent for Democrats.