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Voters Don’t Think Their Views Align With Congress

Few voters believe the average congressional representative shares their views. But Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say their views are more closely aligned to the representatives in their own party.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters say, in political terms, the average Republican in Congress is more conservative than they are. Just 25% think the average congressional Republican is more liberal than they are, while 20% think their views are about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 30-May 1, 2018 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 U.S. Voters was conducted on April 30-May 1, 2018 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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