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77% Say Most Politicians Don’t Keep Campaign Promises

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The bad news is that voters still overwhelmingly don’t trust what most politicians say. The good news is that they’re a bit more convinced that it’s not the politicians’ fault.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters think most politicians keep their campaign promises. Seventy-seven percent (77%) say most don’t keep the promises they make on the campaign trail. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 22-23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 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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