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Voters Think Media Matters More to Congress Than They Do

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Voters still think Congress puts the media’s interests ahead of voters, though more now think Congress has their best interests at heart.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think what the media thinks matters more to the average member of Congress than what voters think. This is down slightly from 57% in July and down from a high of 62% in in October 2009 during President Obama’s first year in office. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 6-7, 2019 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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