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Questions - Elections - August 1-2, 2011

Fewer Voters Than Ever Believe U.S. Elections are Fair
New Low: 17% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted August 1-2, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports



1* Are American elections fair to voters?



2* Members of Congress almost always get re-elected. Is this because they do a good job representing their constituents or is it because the election rules are rigged to benefit Members of Congress?



3* Would a group of people selected at random from the phone book do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress?



4* The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed. Does the federal government today have the consent of the governed?



5* Who does the average Congressman listen to the most—the voters they represent or party leaders in Congress?




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