38% Believe Congress Too Liberal, 31% Say Too Conservative

The latest ScottRasmussen.com monthly Congressional update found that 38% of voters now believe that Congress is too liberal while 31% believe it is too conservative.  Last month, voters were evenly divided as to whether Congress was too liberal or too conservative.  (see topline trends).

Thirty percent (30%) believe their own representative is more liberal than they are while 25% say their rep is more liberal.  Thirteen percent (13%) believe their views are similar and 31% either don’t know the views of their representative or are not sure.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) believe it is at least somewhat likely that Congress will successfully address the major issues facing the nation before the 2020 elections. However, 60% are skeptical and consider it unlikely that Congress will get anything accomplished (see crosstab results).

Data released earlier showed that 20% of voters believe most members of Congress care about what their constituents think. Just 22% believe their own representative cares what they think.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is viewed favorably by 38% of voters and unfavorably by 48%. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell receives positive reviews from 33% and negative reviews from 43%.

Overall, 25% of voters believe their own representative in Congress is the best person for the job.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted September 1-2, 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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