20% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters feel the federal government has lost touch with the people it represents. They also overwhelmingly believe the average member of Congress is more concerned with listening to their party leaders than their constituents.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 20% of Likely U.S. Voters say the federal government has the consent of the governed. Sixty-three percent (63%) disagree while 17% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 30-31, 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 methodolo
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