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Voters Think Congress Puts Media Concerns Ahead of Voters

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Voters don’t think Congress cares about them and is more interested in pleasing the media.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters believe what the media thinks matters more to the average member of Congress than what voters think. This shows little change from a year ago but is down from a high of 62% in October 2009 during President Obama’s first year in office.  Just 23% believe Congress cares more about what voters think. A sizable 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 15-16, 2018 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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