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Questions - New Congress and Posting Legislation - January 15-16, 2011

Voters Think Congress Is Listening A Bit More
Most Think Congress Doesn’t Read What It Votes On, Favor Putting Bills Online Well In Advance
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted January 15-16, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed news stories about the new Congress?

2* Do most members of Congress read laws before they vote on them?

3* Except in extreme emergencies, should legislation be posted online in final form and available for everybody to read before Congress votes on it?

4* [Answered only by those Who Said Legislation Should Be Posted Online – 820 Voters] How long should legislation be available for the public to read online before Congress votes on it?

5* Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think?

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