Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters nationwide believe that Congress is too conservative while 34% believe it is too liberal. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 27% believe Congress is pretty reflective of the nation’s political views. (see question wording and topline results).
On a more personal basis, 29% believe that their representative in Congress is more conservative than they are while 27% say their representative is more liberal. Eleven percent (11%) think their representative’s views are similar to their own. Twenty-nine percent (29%) don’t know enough about their representative’s views or are not sure.
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 9-10, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and sample Demographics). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
Forty-one percent (41%) of voters believe that their own representative in Congress is the best person for the job. That figure includes 51% of Republican voters and 43% of Democratic voters. Just 28% of Independents believe their representative is the best person for the job (see crosstabs).
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