11% Want No Constitutional Limits on Laws Congress and the President Can Pass

Eleven percent (11%) of voters believe there should be no Constitutional limits on the types of laws that Congress and the president can pass. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 71% disagree and favor Constitutional limits.

Fifteen percent (15%) of Republicans think there should be no Constitutional limits. That view is shared by 12% of Independents and 8% of Democrats (see crosstab results).

Fifty-one percent (51%) of all voters recognize that Constitutional limits already exist. Thirteen percent (13%) mistakenly believe that there are no Constitutional limits in place and 37% are not sure.

Seventy-two percent (72%) believe it is more important to respect the individual rights and freedoms of all Americans than for the government to do what a majority of voters support. Twenty-eight percent (28%) take the opposite view.

Sixty-five percent (65%) recognize that to expand individual freedom, is it necessary to place limits on government. Just 12% disagree. However, voters are evenly divided as to whether limited or active governments promote fairness and equality.

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This national survey of 1,003 Registered Voters was conducted May 19-20, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the Sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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