51% Think Members of Congress Should Vote From Their Districts

Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters support having members of Congress voting on legislation electronically from the Congressional District they represent. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that younger voters are more comfortable with the concept than their elders.

The idea was tested using a split sample approach (see crosstabs).

Half of all voters were asked this question:

Currently, members of Congress vote in-person on legislation in Washington, D.C. To what extent do you support or oppose members of Congress voting on legislation electronically from the Congressional District they represent?

The other half heard the question with some additional information highlighting potential benefits:

Currently, members of Congress vote in-person on legislation in Washington, D.C. surrounded by political professionals. To what extent do you support or oppose members of Congress voting on legislation electronically from the Congressional District they represent?

The different wording had no measurable impact on the results. Among those who heard the first question, 50% liked the idea of representatives voting from the home district. Among those who heard the second question, 52% agreed.

The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 31-November 1, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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