Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters nationwide believe that President Trump is at least as ethical as most politicians. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey shows that total includes 23% who believe he is more ethical than most politicians. Both figures are down slightly since last October.
Data released recently showed that 87% of voters believe corruption is widespread in the federal government.
Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans and 47% of Independent voters believe the president is as ethical as his peers. Eighty-five percent (85%) of Democrats take the opposite view and believe Trump is less ethical than most politicians (see question wording and crosstab results).
While nearly half consider the president at least as ethical as a typical politician, just 31% believe he is a good role model for young Americans. That figure is unchanged from last fall.
Thirty percent (30%) believe most Members of Congress are good role models for young Americans. That’s up from 22% in October.
Scott Rasmussen’s new book, The Sun is Still Rising: Politics Has Failed But America Will Not, describes how he can be optimistic about the nation’s future despite being deeply pessimistic about our broken political system. Fortunately, the politicians aren’t nearly as important as they think they are. Just about all positive change in America begins far from the halls of power in Washington. The culture and technology lead our nation forward while politics and politicians lag behind.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted January 25-26, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a +/- 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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