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Republicans, Democrats Losing Faith In Their Congressional Leaders

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Republican voters appear to have lost the enthusiasm they showed earlier this year about their Congressional leaders, and now Democrats are following suit.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 67% of Likely Republican Voters now believe Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters throughout the nation over the past several years. That’s up from 51% in February, just weeks into the new Congress. Still, the latest finding remains below the high of 76% measured in early 2016.

Just 25% of Republicans now think their representatives have done a good job representing the party’s values, down from 40% in the previous survey but more consistent with earlier polling. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20 and 23, 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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