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Despite Unfavorable Opinions of Sessions, Democrats Don’t Want to See the AG Go

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

President Trump abruptly fired his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, right after the midterm elections last week. Democrats may not be too fond of the Alabama Republican, but they don’t agree with Trump’s decision to let him go. Republicans, on the other hand, are on board with the president.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely Democratic voters disagree with Trump’s decision to fire Sessions, while 68% of Republicans agree with Trump’s choice. Voters not affiliated with either major party disagree with the president’s decision by a 46% to 29% margin. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 8 & 11, 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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