Obama Fans Approve of His Last-Minute Actions; Others Don’t
Barack Obama supporters think it’s great that the president is making major policy decisions in his final days in office even though many are opposed by President-elect Donald Trump. Other voters say Obama should defer to the next president.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of all Likely U.S. Voters believe it’s fine for presidents in their closing weeks in office to make big moves in areas that don’t require immediate action. Forty-five percent (45%) disagree and say they should leave those policy decisions to the next president. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2, 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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