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Democrats Would Rather Run Congress Than White House

When it comes to power in Washington, there are two major players: the president and Congress. And most voters, including most Democrats, would rather their political party run the latter.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of all Likely U.S. Voters would prefer to have their party control Congress rather than the White House if given the choice. Thirty percent (30%) would rather have their political party in the White House, but 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 6 & 9, 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 U.S. Voters was conducted on July 6 & 9, 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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