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Most Don’t Think Feds Should Help Fight Local Crime

President Trump this week introduced the possibility of sending federal law enforcement to Chicago if the city fails to stem its rising murder rate, but most voters think the feds should butt out of local crime.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely U.S. Voters agree the federal government should get more involved in fighting local crime. But 56% believe fighting local crime is more of a state and local responsibility. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 25-26, 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 25-26, 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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