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Poll: Voters Split on Including Opponents in Cabinet

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Mitt Romney, who was critical of President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign, is being considered for secretary of State. (Aude Guerrucci / Pool) (Sipa via AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 01:18 PM

Most people believe that a president's Cabinet is key to his success, but opinions are mixed about whether a president should include those who have opposed him, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll

Almost all of the poll's participants believe in the importance of the Cabinet:

  • Cabinet at least somewhat important to administration's success: 96 percent
  • Cabinet choices not important: 2 percent.

Out of that 96 percent, 78 percent believe Cabinet picks are "very important," according to the poll.

As for whether the president should appoint those who disagree with him:

  • Yes: 38 percent.
  • No: 22 percent.
  • Undecided: 40 percent.

Breaking down the results by voters' party affiliation shows that a minority believe in appointing those who publicly opposed the candidate.

  • Republicans: 45 percent.
  • Democrats: 36 percent.
  • Not affiliated with either party: 34 percent.

More Democrats and unaffiliated voters are undecided about the issue than Republicans, the poll results said.

The concern about appointing someone who opposed a president came up over President-elect Donald Trump's meetings with Mitt Romney for secretary of state. Trump's team and some Republicans have disagreed with Romney as a choice: the former GOP presidential candidate criticized Trump during his campaign.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on Nov. 27.

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