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Partisan Politics

Voters See More Partisanship Coming in D.C.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Congressional Democrats already say they will oppose everything that President Trump attempts, but most voters think the Republican-Democrat divide is going to get even worse.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that politics in Washington, D.C. will become more partisan over the next year. Only 40% felt that way in mid-November, just after the election. Just as many (39%) said at the time that politics in Washington will become more cooperative, but only 23% think that now. Unchanged is the 20% who are undecided which way things are headed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 28-29, 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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