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Questions - Congressional Lawsuit - July 31-August 1, 2014

Voters Oppose Obama Acting Alone But Don’t Think House Can Stop Him
Obama vs. Congress: Voters Say It’s Politics, Not Policy
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted July 31-August 1, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports


1*  How closely have you followed recent news reports about Congress' relationship with President Obama?


2* The House of Representatives has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of several of the president's executive actions, saying they exceed the powers given him by the U.S. Constitution. Do you favor or oppose the House's decision to sue the president to stop some of his actions?


3* How likely is it that the lawsuit, even if it is successful, will stop the president from taking executive actions on initiatives he has proposed that Congress refuses to go along with?


4* Should a president be able to change a law passed by Congress if he thinks the change will make the law work better, or should any changes he wants to make in a law be approved first by Congress?


5*  President Obama and Republicans in Congress oppose each other on most major issues facing the nation. Is this opposition due mostly to honest differences of opinion or mostly to partisan politics?




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