59% of voters say Constitution is Just Fine; 39% Say it Doesn't Restrict Government Enough

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Three out of five Americans think the U.S. Constitution is fine as is, but 39% fear it doesn't place enough restrictions on the government, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
As the nation's July 4 birthday nears, 91% say they would vote for the Constitution as the fundamental law of the United States. Just 2% would vote against it.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters say the 219-year-old "living document" should be left alone, while another 34% think it needs only unspecified minor changes. Just 5% suggest major changes, with 1% saying the United States should scrap it and start all over again.

Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters rate the Constitution as good or excellent. That general level of support cuts across all partisan and demographic lines. However, there are significant gaps of enthusiasm. Only 39% of women view the document as excellent, compared to 57% of men. Forty-nine percent of white voters give it an excellent rating versus 28% of blacks.

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