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Toplines - Filibuster - January 10-11, 2022

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National Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters

Conducted January 10-11, 2022
By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the U.S. Senate?


50% Very closely

32% Somewhat closely

14% Not very closely

2% Not at all

3% Not sure


2* In the Senate, a filibuster can prevent a vote from taking place unless 60 senators agree. Some Democrats want to change the Senate rules so that a vote must be held whenever a majority of senators agree. Do you favor or oppose the plan to change the rules and eliminate the filibuster?


40% Favor

48% Oppose

12% Not sure


3* Do you agree or disagree with this statement: "The legislative filibuster... is the most important distinction between the Senate and the House. Without the 60-vote threshold for legislation, the Senate becomes a majoritarian institution like the House... no Senator would like to see that happen"?


39% Strongly agree

19% Somewhat agree

14% Somewhat disagree

11% Strongly disagree

18% Not sure


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence