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Questions - Congress Members - April 27-28, 2013

5% Say Congress Made Up of Best and Brightest
2% Favor Congress Exempting Itself From Health Care Law
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 27-28, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports


1*  Most U.S. senators and members of the House of Representatives now receive a salary of $174,000 a year. Is that too much, too little or about right?

2*  A proposal has been made to exempt members of Congress and their staff from the requirements of the president’s health care law. Should members of Congress and their staff be exempt from the requirements of the health care law or should they face the same requirements as other workers? 

3*  Should members of Congress and their staff be required to live under all the rules they write for the rest of the nation?


4*  Is it better for America if the best people take government jobs or if the best people go to work in the private sector?


5*  Are members of Congress and their staffs the best and brightest in the nation?


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