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Questions - President Obama's State of the Union - January 27-28, 2014

69% Think It’s Better for Obama to Work With Congress Than Go Around It
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted January 27-28, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports

1*  How closely have you followed recent news reports about President Obama's State of the Union speech?


2* Is it more important for government to operate efficiently or more important to preserve our constitutional system of checks and balances?


3* Generally speaking, who most closely represents the will of the American people - the president or Congress?


4* Is it better for the president to work with Congress on things he considers important, or should he go around Congress if necessary to get them accomplished?


5* Looking to the future, is it more important for the Republican Party to stand for what it believes in or to work with President Obama?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence