50% Believe Sr. Gov’t Officials Trying to Undermine the President; 31% Disagree

Fifty percent (50%) of voters believe senior government officials are inappropriately trying to undermine President Trump. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 31% disagree and 19% are not sure.

Voters are more divided on the question of whether there is a deep-state conspiracy against the president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe there is such a conspiracy while 36% disagree. Twenty-five percent (25%) are not sure.

On the other side, 46% agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and believe the president is engaged in a cover-up. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree and 16% are not sure.

Not surprisingly, Republicans strongly believe that senior government officials are trying to undermine the president (80% agree) and that there is a deep state conspiracy against President Trump. Just 16% of GOP voters believe the president is engaged in a cover-up.

Democrats take the opposite view on each question: Seventy-two percent (72%) believe the president is engaged in a cover-up. Just 25% of those in Pelosi’s party think senior officials are inappropriately trying to undermine the president. Only 19% think there is a deep state conspiracy.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of Independent voters believe senior government officials have inappropriately tried to undermine the president. Forty-seven percent (47%) believe the president is engaged in a cover-up. Independents are evenly divided on the question of a deep-state conspiracy–37% say yes, 33% disagree (see crosstab results).

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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted May 22-23, 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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