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42% Think VA Secretary Shinseki Should Resign

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Most voters think it’s likely President Obama or his top staffers were aware of the problems at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs before they became public, and a plurality believes the head of the department should resign.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 26% of Likely U.S. Voters now have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), while 62% view that department unfavorably. This includes three percent (3%) with a Very Favorable view and 26% with a Very Unfavorable one. 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 May 25-26, 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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