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Voters, Including Republicans, Think Lame-Duck Sessions Are A Waste

Thursday, November 29, 2018

As Republican control of the House comes to an end, even voters in their own party have little faith their congressional representatives will take advantage of these final weeks in the lame-duck session. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 25% of all likely U.S. voters think lame-duck sessions of Congress produce important legislation, while nearly half (47%) think these sessions are a waste of time. Another 28% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on November 26-27, 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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