Poll: Majority in some GOP districts say Republicans 'more corrupt' than Dems

Poll: Majority in some GOP districts say Republicans 'more corrupt' than Dems
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A majority of respondents in 48 GOP-held congressional districts believe Republicans are “more corrupt” than Democrats, according to a new poll from a progressive policy group.

Politico reported that 54 percent of respondents from the GOP districts said in the online survey administered by the Center for American Progress that Republicans are more corrupt.

Of those surveyed, 46 percent said they believe Democrats are more corrupt.


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Fifty-six percent of respondents in the poll said that GOP lawmakers aren’t doing enough in terms of oversight of Trump administration officials.

Democrats have recently pushed to tie murky ethics to the GOP, adopting President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 MORE’s campaign promise to “drain the swamp” and pointing to a number of ethics issues faced by his administration.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund conducted an online survey of 1,200 registered votes from July 2-5. No margin of error was noted in Politico's report of the poll.