Already? The new Congress, with Republicans in control of the House, isn’t even seated yet, and voters are already expressing more likely disappointment than they did around Election Day.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. Voters – two-out-of-three – think it is at least somewhat likely that most voters will be disappointed with Republicans in Congress before the 2012 elections. This includes 37% who say it is Very Likely.
Only 25% believe most voters will not be disappointed in the congressional GOP when the next national elections roll around, but just five percent (5%) say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
At the beginning of November when a GOP takeover of the House on Election Day appeared inevitable, 59% of voters said it was likely most voters would be disappointed with Republicans in Congress by 2012, with 38% who felt it was Very Likely.
The only good news for Republicans is that even more voters predict unhappiness with congressional Democrats by 2012. Eighty-two percent (82%) think it is at least somewhat likely that most voters will be disappointed with Democrats in Congress before the 2012 elections, including 53% who believe it is Very Likely. Only 14% say that’s not very or not at all likely to be the case.
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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