8% Say Average Member of Congress Listens to Constituents Most
Voters continue to seriously doubt that their elected representatives are listening to them.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just eight percent (8%) of Likely Voters believe the average member of Congress listens to the voters he or she represents more than congressional party leaders. An overwhelming majority (80%) believes the average congressman listens to party leaders more. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 9-10, 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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