Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Poll: 71% would impose term limits on Congress

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At this time, members of the House of Representatives can be elected to serve as many two-year terms as they want. Thinking about this, which one of these options would you prefer?

Limiting members of the House of Representatives to six-year tenures (three terms)

47%

Limiting members of the House of Representatives to 12-year tenures (six terms)

19%

Limiting members of the House of Representatives to 18-year tenures (nine terms)

5%

Keeping the current regulations that allow members of the House of Representatives to serve as many terms as they want

16%

Not sure

13%

Source: Angus Reid Public Opinion
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,013 American adults, conducted on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5, 2010. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.