68% Support Five-Year Lobbying Ban for Congress
It’s known as Washington’s “revolving door”: When members of Congress lose their seat or resign, many end up still working the halls of Capitol Hill but doing it as lobbyists.
But 68% of Likely U.S. Voters believe members of Congress should be banned from lobbying for five years after they leave office. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 14% disagree, while 17% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 19-20, 2013 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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