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More Republicans Align With Trump, Not Congress

Republicans relate more to President Trump these days than they have since he was first elected, and they believe more strongly now that it’s important to keep the party on his side.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of Likely Republican Voters say that when it comes to major issues facing the nation, their views are closest to those of the president. Only 20% of GOP voters say their views most closely align with the average Republican in Congress, while 10% align most with the views of the average congressional Democrat. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 19 & 22, 2018 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 19 & 22, 2018 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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