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Questions - Insider Trading and Congress - February 28-29, 2012

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted February 28-29, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about investing and business activities by members of Congress and senior government officials?

2* Is it currently against the law for members of Congress to use insider information to benefit from stock, real estate and other business transactions?

3* Do most members of Congress use insider information to profit from stock, real estate and other business transactions?

4* Do members of Congress leave office wealthier than when they were first elected?

5* During their time in office, should members of Congress and senior government officials be banned from trading stocks, investing in real estate, and pursuing all business activity that could be affected by government policy?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence