Fifty-three percent (53%) 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.
Eighty-six percent (86%) of Republicans and 60% of Independent voters believe the president is as ethical as his peers. Eighty percent (80%) of Democrats take the opposite view and believe Trump is less ethical than most politicians (see question wording and crosstab results).
While most consider the president at least as ethical as a typical politician, just 31% believe he is a good role model for young Americans. Just 22% believe most Members of Congress are good role models for young Americans.
Despite what they see in politics today, 67% believe it is possible for an ethical person to be a successful politician.
This national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted October 11-12, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
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