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Are GOP Voters to the Right of Their Representatives in Congress?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Republicans are definitely a conservative bunch.

Consider these findings from a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Voters:

-- Sixty percent (60%) want to repeal the national health care law and start over, compared to 30% of all voters.  Only 34% of Republicans want to go through the law piece by piece to improve it.

-- Just 13% think Congress should take no action to stop President Obama’s executive order protecting up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. Eighty-two percent (82%) of Republicans say Congress should find ways to stop it. Among all voters, 43% want to let the president’s action stand, while 48% want Congress to stop it.

-- Eighty-three percent (83%) of GOP voters agree with the late Ronald Reagan that big government is the problem, not the solution. Just seven percent (7%) say it’s the solution instead.

-- Is America overtaxed? Eighty-two percent (82%) of Republicans think so. Only 11% disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 787 Likely Republican Voters was conducted on January 18-19, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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