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Voters Give Their Congressional Representatives Better Marks

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Voters aren't overwhelmed with their own representatives to Congress but are more supportive of them than they have been in years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 32% of Likely U.S. Voters believe their congressional representative is the best possible person for the job, but that's up from 24% in June of last year and the highest finding in over six years. Thirty-nine percent (39%) still say their representative is not the best for the job. That finding, however, has been in the mid-40s for the past several years. A sizable 29% remain unsure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 28 and October 1, 2017 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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