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51% Still Agree Trump, Congress Should Work Together

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Voters concede that opposition to President Trump’s agenda is politically motivated, but even after Trump’s conciliatory State of the Union speech, they’re slightly less convinced Congress should work with the president.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 19% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that the opposition between Trump and Democrats in Congress over most major issues is due primarily to honest differences of opinion, down 14 points from 33% in early February of last year. Seventy-one percent (71%) think that opposition is driven mostly by partisan politics, a view held by 57% in the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on January 30-31, 2018 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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