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Voters Say Trump In Charge of D.C. But Who's Next?

Monday, May 07, 2018

Even more voters now believe that President Trump sets the agenda inside the Beltway, with the national media coming in at a distant second.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters believe President Trump is setting the agenda in Washington, D.C., these days, up slightly from 42% in January. In second is the national media, with 17% who think reporters call the shots. The GOP-led Congress and the Democratic opposition are now practically tied for third, with 11% and 10%, respectively, believing they are in charge. Another 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 2-3, 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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