Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters today believe the federal government is a threat to individual freedom. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 25% disagree and 22% are not sure.
Fifty-five percent (55%) of Independent voters see the federal government as a threat along with 52% of Republicans and 51% of Democrats. Fifty-two percent (52%) who approve of President Trump’s performance see the federal government as a threat. So do 52% of those who disapprove (see crosstab results).
Seventy-four percent (74%) of voters believe our political system is badly broken. Among those voters, 85% believe that the problem results from the political system is not adhering to the Constitution. Despite this, 58% of voters are optimistic about the nation’s future.
Data released earlier showed that 53% of voters believe Political Corruption is a crisis in the United States. Another 36% believe it is a significant problem but not a crisis. Eighty-seven percent (87%) believe corruption is widespread in the federal government. Solid majorities believe there is also corruption in state (70%) and local (57%) government.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted June 13-14, 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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