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Voters Question Trump’s Allegiance to Constitution

President Trump, like President Obama before him, has relied heavily on executive actions to get around a gridlocked Congress, and voters fall along predictable party lines when asked whether Trump’s actions would pass constitutional muster.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump has been less faithful to the U.S. Constitution than most other presidents. Thirty-one percent (31%) say he’s been more faithful to the foundational document. Sixteen percent (16%) rate Trump’s allegiance to the Constitution as about the same as other presidents. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 11 and 14, 2019 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.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 11 and 14, 2019 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.

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