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The Foley Factor

47% Say Congressional Member-Staff Relationships Common

Friday, October 20, 2006

Former Florida Congressman Mark Foley remains in the news, but 47% of American adults believe inappropriate relationships between members of Congress and staff members are somewhat or very common. A Rasmussen Reports national opinion poll of 1,000 adults found that just 29% say such relationships are not very common or not at all common.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) rate the Republican leadership’s handling of the Foley situation as “poor.” Just 23% say the leadership’s response has been good or excellent.

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