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Obama vs. Congress: Voters Say It’s Politics, Not Policy

Friday, August 08, 2014

President Obama and Republicans in Congress oppose each other on most major issues facing the nation, but few voters believe this political struggle is about substance.

Just 20% of Likely U.S. Voters think the opposition between the two is mostly due to honest differences of opinion, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Sixty-nine percent (69%) say this opposition is due mostly to partisan politics. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 31- August 1, 2014 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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