Thursday, December 30, 2010
The deal to extend the Bush tax cuts alienated the president from many in his own party and made a lot of conservative Republicans unhappy, but nearly one-in-three voters don’t even know how their local congressman voted on the recent legislation.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters say they are aware of how their representative in Congress voted on the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans for two more years, cut the Social Security payroll tax rate for one year and renew long-term unemployment benefits for an additional 13 months.
But 31% say they do not know how their congressman voted on the tax cut package, and another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on December 27-28, 2010 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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