72% Say Political Elites Believe They Are Superior To Everyday Americans

Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters nationwide think political elites believe they are superior to everyday Americans. A Scott Rasmussen survey found that 11% disagree and 17% are not sure.

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of men think political elites view themselves as superior. So do 68% of women.

That view is shared by 77% of suburban voters, 70% from urban areas, and 66% in rural America.

Eighty-two percent (82%) of private sector workers think political elites see themselves as superior. Just 63% of government employees hold that view.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from February 4-6, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 197 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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