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GOP Voters Think Republicans in Congress Out of Touch

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Democrats continue to feel much more strongly than Republicans that their representatives in Congress are doing a good job fighting for what their party believes in. But most voters in both parties think the current Congress should be thrown out.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% of Likely Republican Voters believe Republicans in Congress have done a good job representing GOP values. By contrast, nearly twice as many Likely Democratic Voters (53%) believe Democrats in Congress have done a good job representing their party’s values.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans think instead that their legislators have lost touch with GOP voters from throughout the nation. Only 33% of Democrats think their congressional representatives have lost touch with the party’s base. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 21-22, 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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