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Federal Regulations: Gain One, Lose Two?

President Trump feels strongly that federal government overregulation is hurting the economy and has signed an executive order mandating that every time a government agency adds a regulation, it needs to cut two others. Most Republicans approve; most Democrats don't

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of all Likely U.S. Voters agree that every time a federal agency adds a new regulation, it should be required to get rid of two previous ones. Slightly more (41%) disagree, but nearly one-in-four voters (23%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 12-13, 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 February 12-13, 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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