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Nearly Half Still Think Trump Less Ethical Than Most Politicians

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Voters consider President Trump less ethical than his predecessor in the White House, and many still suspect he has less ethics than other politicians.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think President Trump is less ethical than most other politicians.  A year ago, 46% felt this way about then-candidate Trump, but this finding fell slightly to 40% in December. Just 23% think the president is more ethical than most politicians, down from a high of 29% in December, while 26% think he is about equally as ethical as most of his peers. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 9-10, 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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