82% Favor Term Limits for Members of Congress

Eighty-two percent (82%) of voters believe it would be a good idea to place term limits on Members of Congress. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 9% disagree and 9% are not sure.

The totals include 53% who Strongly Agree that placing term limits on Members of Congress would be a good idea. Just 3% who Strongly Disagree.

This is one of the few political issues that unites voters from every corner of the nation. Term limits are supported by at least two-thirds (68%) of every measured demographic group.

From a partisan perspective, 87% of Republicans favor term limits along with 83% of Democrats and 78% of Independent voters.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on October 5-6, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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