Few Voters Count on Feds to Get The Job Done
Confidence in the federal government remains low, and most voters still consider the feds a threat to their constitutional rights.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters trust the federal government to do the right thing most or nearly all the time, but that includes only five percent (5) who say it does the right thing almost always. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say the government does the right thing some of the time. Thirty-six percent (36%) believe the government rarely or never does the right thing, up from 27% in January and the highest level of criticism in surveying since 2013. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 23-24, 2016 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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