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Voters Think Congress' Job Performance Will Hurt Congressional Candidates

Special congressional elections are in the news, but voters say the current Congress isn't helping the candidates of either major party.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters say the job the Republicans have done in Congress will hurt GOP congressional candidates this year, while only 25% think the job they have done will help those candidates. Seventeen percent (17%) believe Republicans’ job performance in Congress will have no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 13 and 16, 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 Likely Voters was conducted on April 13 and 16, 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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