National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 1-2, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Are American elections fair to voters?
2* Members of Congress almost always get re-elected. Is this because they do a good job representing their constituents or is it because the election rules are rigged to benefit Members of Congress?
3* Would a group of people selected at random from the phone book do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress?
4* The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed. Does the federal government today have the consent of the governed?
5* Who does the average Congressman listen to the most—the voters they represent or party leaders in Congress?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence