Twenty-five percent (25%) of voters believe the United States Constitution requires a major overhaul. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 35% say no changes are needed and 40% see a need for minor changes.
If changes are made, 61% are looking for changes that place further limits on government. Eighty-one percent (81%) of voters favor term limits on Members of Congress. And, 52% favor repealing the 16th Amendment to end the federal income tax.
Data released earlier showed that 74% believe our political system is badly broken. They overwhelmingly believe the problem is caused by the failure to adhere to the Constitution. Fifty-two percent (52%) see the federal government as a threat to individual freedom. Despite the political failures, however, 58% believe America’s best days are still to come.
Thirty-two percent (32%) of Democrats want a major overhaul of the Constitution along with 25% of Independents and 17% of Republicans. Fifty-four percent (54%) of black voters want major changes. So do 29% of Hispanic voters and 18% of white voters (see crosstab results).
Sixty percent (60%) of voters are at least somewhat supportive of calling a Convention of the States to recommend Amendments. That includes 15% who Strongly Favor the idea.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted June 13-14, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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