If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

Questions - Paycuts For Congress and President - July 28-29, 2011

71% Support Five-Year Lobbying Ban For Ex-Members of Congress
Voters Favor Pay Cuts for Congress, President Until Budget Is Balanced
Platinum Page

 

National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted July 28-29, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Should the President of the United States take a 50% pay cut until the federal budget is balanced?

2* Should members of Congress take a 25% pay cut until the Federal Budget is balanced?

3* Should members of Congress receive a government pension when they leave office?

4* Should the president receive a government pension of nearly $200,000 per year when he leaves office?

5* When they leave office, should members of Congress be banned from lobbying for five years?

 

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