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Voters Are Even Less Supportive of Obama Acting Alone

Most voters continue to believe the federal government should only do what President Obama and Congress agree on. They also still think a president should not be able to change laws passed by Congress on his own, even as congressional Republicans plan to challenge Obama's decision not to enforce the deportation of up to five million illegal immigrants

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that when it comes to dealing with issues the president considers important to the nation, the government should only do what he and Congress agree on. Thirty-one percent (31%) think Obama should take action alone if Congress does not approve the initiatives he has proposed. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on January 7-8, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 800 Likely Voters was conducted on January 7-8, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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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