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Most Say Major Legislation Likely Early On From New Congress

A majority of voters see the possibility of big things from the new Congress in the early going next year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that major legislation to improve the country will be passed during the first 100 days of the newly-elected Congress. But that includes just 15% who say it is Very Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Thirty-nine percent (39%) say the new Congress is unlikely to pass such legislation, but again that includes only six percent (6%) who believe it’s Not At All Likely.

In January 2009, sixty-three percent (63%) of voters said it was at least somewhat likely that major legislation to improve the country would be passed during Barack Obama’s first 100 days in the White House, with 33% who said it was Very Likely.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 9-10, 2010 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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