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Questions - Elections - August 11-12, 2013

New Low: 39% Think U.S. Elections Are Fair
47% Think a Randomly Selected Group Could Do a Better Job Than Congress
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National Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters
Conducted August 11-12, 2013
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