To Meet With Rep In Congress, 40% Believe You Must First Pay 10K or More

To meet regularly with their Representative in Congress, 40% of voters believe they’d have to make a contribution of $10,000 or more. A national survey found that half that group–20% of all voters–believe it would require a contribution of $100,000.

However, at the other end of the spectrum, 49% believe that no contribution would be required to meet regularly with their representative in Congress. Women (55%) are more likely than men (43%) to believe that no contribution would be required. Younger voters and liberals are more likely than others to see a need to pay first and meet later (see question wording and crosstab results).

The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 24-25, 2018 by 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.

Data released earlier showed that 70% of voters believe elected officials use their position to help businesses that support them. Additionally, 37% believe that the candidate who raises the most money wins most of the time.

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