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Connections Are Key with Government Contracts

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Most voters continue to believe crony capitalism is alive and well in the government.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters say most government contracts get awarded to the company with the most political connections, while just 19% say those contracts go to the company that can provide the best service for the best price. Another 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 23-24, 2017 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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