54% Believe President Trump As Ethical As Most Politicians

Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters nationwide believe that President Trump is at least as ethical as most politicians. That’s up five points from May  and similar to the numbers from last October.

A ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found that those figures include 29% who believe the president is more ethical than most politicians and 25% who say he’s about as ethical as most in his current profession.

Still, just 35% believe the president is a good role model for young Americans. Thirty-one percent (31%) believe most Members of Congress are good role models. Most believe their own representative in Congress trades votes for cash. Few believe their representative cares about what they think.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Republicans believe the president meets the normal ethical standard for politicians. Fifty-two percent (52%) of Independents agree. However, 75% of Democrats believe the president is less ethical than most (see crosstab results).

Other data consistently shows that just over 40% of voters believe the president should be impeached and removed from office. His Job Approval ratings have remained steady: every daily release since January 28 has the number approving of the president’s performance to be within two percentage points of 46%. However, the number who believe it’s likely that the president will be re-elected has grown from 46% in February to 60% in July.

Data released recently showed that 87% of voters believe corruption is widespread in the federal government.

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.

In May, 59% believed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is at least as ethical as most politicians.

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This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted May 23-24, 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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