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Few Americans Would Run for Congress

Congress member isn’t a job most Americans want, even if they knew they would win. But nearly four-out-of-10 still want in.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of American Adults would run for Congress if they knew they had a reasonable chance of winning. Fifty-one percent (51%) would not, while 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 20-21, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 20-21, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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