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>Voters Believe Overwhelmingly That Politicians Don’t Keep Their Promises, and Most Say It’s Deliberate

>Voters Believe Overwhelmingly That Politicians Don’t Keep Their Promises, and Most Say It’s Deliberate

Thursday, October 14, 2010
With the campaign season in full swing, voters are more cynical than ever about the promises politicians make on the campaign trail. But Democrats are far more trusting than Republicans and unaffiliated voters.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters now say that most politicians do not keep their campaign promises. That’s up five points from 76% in November of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here).

Only seven percent (7%) think most do keep their campaign promises, but 12% more aren’t sure.

Half (50%) now believe that when politicians break campaign promises, it’s because they deliberately made a false promise to get elected. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and say unforeseen events after they took office forced them to break their promises.

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/october_2010/voters_believe_overwhelmingly_that_politicians_don_t_keep_their_promises_and_most_say_it_s_deliberate

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