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Congressional Favorability Ratings

Voters Still Don't Like Congress' Top Leaders

Thursday, April 30, 2015

They've all been reelected several times, but the four top congressional leaders remain an unpopular choice among voters nationwide.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters have an unfavorable opinion of House Speaker John Boehner, and 53% say the same of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Unfavorables are only slightly lower for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (46%) and his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Harry Reid (50%), but that's probably in part because they are not as well-known to voters. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 27-28, 2015 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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