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70% Think It’s Bad for the Country That Most in Congress Are Wealthy

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

“Get elected and get rich” seems to be the attitude of most American voters.

A new report says that for the first time more than half the members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are millionaires, but 70% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is bad for the country that most members of Congress are this wealthy.  A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that just four percent (4%) believe it’s good for the country, while 21% say it has no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 11-12, 2014 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.

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