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Voters Think Charges Against ‘Deep State’ Anti-Trumpers Unlikely

Despite the release of additional private text messages this week discussing an anti-Trump effort among senior federal law enforcement officials, most voters don’t expect anyone to be punished.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely that senior law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to undermine the Trump presidency, with 34% who say it’s Very Likely. Forty-one percent (41%) say it’s unlikely any laws were broken, including 23% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 11-12, 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 Voters was conducted on September 11-12, 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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