Questions - Filibusters - July 12-13, 2013
National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted July 12-13, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
closely have you followed recent news reports about the U.S. Senate?
the president nominates someone to serve as a judge or in a government position
who is legally and professionally qualified for the job. Is it fair for a U.S.
senator to oppose that nominee because of disagreements over ideology or
every presidential nominee receive an up or down vote on the floor of the Senate?
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. That would eliminate the
filibuster. Do you favor or oppose the plan to change the rules and eliminate
5* Is it
more important for government to operate efficiently or more important to
preserve our constitutional system of checks and balances?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling
Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence