New polling study: Congress and the 2012 election

In the new American Enterprise Institute (AEI) July Political Report, AEI Senior Fellow Karlyn Bowman, a public opinion expert , and researcher Andrew Rugg examine public attitudes towards Congress and the 2012 election.

 

Among the highlights:

 

  • Only 17 percent approve of the job Congress is doing and just 13 percent have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress as an institution. In the latest poll, 51 percent say it’s time to give a new person a chance in their district; 61 percent do not want most members re-elected.
  • While both parties in Congress receive approval ratings below 30 percent, more people have a "very negative" impression of the Republican Party (26 percent) than the Democratic Party (19 percent).
  • Six major pollsters now show that the presidential race is neck and neck, but 58 percent of registered voters think Barack Obama is going to win, while only 34 percent think Mitt Romney will carry the day.

 

Karlyn Bowman can be reached at [email protected] or 202.862.5910 (research assistant [email protected] or 202.862.5917).

 

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