81% Favor Congressional Term Limits

Some things never change. Eighty-one percent (81%) of voters nationwide favor term limits for Members of Congress. That’s little changed from 78% last September. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that just 18% of voters oppose the idea.

Those figures include 46% who Strongly Favor term limits and just 4% who are Strongly Opposed.

Support for term limits comes from all measured partisan and demographic groups (see crosstab results). It has remained strong for decades.

Just 23% of voters believe their own Representative in Congress is the best person for the job. So much for the myth that people hate Congress in general but love their own Representative!

And, only about a third of voters think Congress is even Somewhat Likely to address the nation’s major issues before the next election.

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The national survey of 1,003 Registered Voters was conducted March 1-2, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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