Americans call for Congressional term limits

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Americans call for Congressional term limits

Democrats, Republicans, and independents agree: Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives should be limited to two terms in office.

When we asked in our national scientific poll whether there should be a two-term limit for members of Congress, here was the overall response among registered voters: 64% said yes, 21% said no, and 16% were undecided.

Although the U.S. president can serve a maximum of two terms, members of Congress have no term limit.

Here is how Americans responded by political affiliation:

Democrats: 55% yes, 25% no.

Republicans: 71% yes, 17% no.

Independents: 65% yes, 21% no.

The poll’s demographic crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – Congressional term limits 3-4-12.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,152 registered voters nationwide was conducted March 4, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%.  Poll results are weighted to be a demographically representative sampling of all American adults.

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