Should Presidents Include Political Opponents In Their Cabinets?
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has been busy meeting with potential members of his Cabinet, including some who were vocal opponents of his campaign. Voters overwhelmingly believe that a president’s Cabinet is important to his administration’s success, but are less sure about the benefits of bringing in political opponents.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that an overwhelming 96% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a president’s Cabinet choices are at least somewhat important to the success of his or her administration, including 78% who say they are Very Important. Just two percent (2%) consider these choices unimportant to the administration’s success. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 27, 2016 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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