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Questions - Presidential Candidate Comments About Work in America & Economy - July 12-13, 2015

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted July 12-13, 2015

By Rasmussen Reports


1* Some people say the nation’s current economic problems are due to the recession which began under the Bush administration. Others say the problems are being caused more by the policies President Obama has put in place since taking office. Which point of view comes closest to your own?


2* Do you agree or disagree with this statement about the economy— “ … We have to be a lot more productive. Workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families. That's the only way we're going to get out of this rut that we're in.”


3* Do you agree or disagree—“Americans are working pretty hard already and don't need to work longer hours. They need to get paid more.”


4* Do you agree or disagree—"The problem is not that Americans aren't working hard enough. It is that the Washington cartel of career politicians, special interests and lobbyists have rigged the game against them.”


5* Do Americans work harder than people in most other countries or less hard? Or is their level of work about the same?


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