Republicans continue to believe they relate more to President Trump’s political views than those of their party’s representatives in Congress.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters say that when it comes to major issues facing the nation, their views are closest to Republicans in Washington, including 34% who are more aligned with Trump and just 14% who relate more to the average Republican in Congress. Forty-three percent (43%) of voters say their views are more closely aligned with the average congressional Democrat when it comes to major issues facing the nation. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 26 & 29, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.