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Voters Give Biggest Trust Margin to GOP on Spending, Democrats on Environment

Saturday, June 01, 2013

When it comes to voter trust, Republicans are far and away the leaders on handling government spending, while Democrats lead by a similar margin on environmental issues.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of Likely Voters trust Republicans more than Democrats when it comes to dealing with government spending. Thirty-three percent (33%) trust Democrats more. This 16-point gap is the widest between the two parties since Rasmussen Reports started regularly tracking this issue in January. 

The GOP holds a similar 15-point advantage on issues affecting small business.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Three national surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters each were conducted on May 15-16, 19-20 & 23-24, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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