Mini Poll: House Proud?

Do you know the name of the person who represents you in the US House of Representatives (Washington, DC)?

Yes, it is Lacy Clay:
 61%
Yes, it is Ann Wagner:
 14%
Yes, it is William Enyart:
 1%
Yes, it is Leonor Sullivan:
 1%
It is someone else:
 21%
I don't know for sure:
 4%

Have you ever actually met the person who represents you in the US House of Representatives?

Yes:
 58%
No:
 42%

Did you vote in 2012 for the person who now represents you in the US House of Representatives?

Yes:
 46%
No, I voted for an opponent:
 48%
No, I didn't vote:
 2%
No, I lived in a different district then:
 4%

Do you think you personally could do a better job as a member of Congress than your own US Representative currently does?

Yes, definitely:
 35%
Yes, probably:
 22%
Yes, and I am an announced candidate for Congress:
 0%
No:
 43%

The number of members of the US House Representatives has been 435 since 1911. Changing the number is allowed by the Constitution and would only require a new statute. Do you think the number should be changed?

Yes, more members:
 13%
Yes, fewer members:
 35%
No, leave it the same:
 52%

The entire City of St. Louis is represented in the US House of Representatives by Lacy Clay. How do you rate the overall job Rep. Clay does?

A:
 21%
B:
 17%
C:
 16%
D:
 9%
Failure:
 26%
Incomplete:
 2%
I don't really know:
 8%

Represented by Mr. Clay

A:
 33%
B:
 21%
C:
 20%
D:
 6%
Failure:
 11%
Incomplete:
 2%
I don't really know:
 8%

Not Represented by Mr. Clay

A:
 3%
B:
 12%
C:
 9%
D:
 14%
Failure:
 50%
Incomplete:
 3%
I don't really know:
 9%

Which of the following qualities do you think is the single most important one for a member of the US House of Representatives to have?

Independence:
 10%
Height:
 16%
Compassion:
 3%
Values/views like mine:
 11%
Leadership:
 9%
Intelligence:
 13%
Common sense:
 35%
Experience:
 3%

In general, when most members of Congress debate issues facing the country, do you think they are more civil today compared to 10 years ago, less civil, or about as civil as they were 10 years ago?

More civil:
 7%
Less civil:
 78%
The same:
 15%

How much importance do you put on debates in Congress being civil?

A lot:
 37%
Some:
 26%
Not very much:
 15%
None at all:
 21%

Some people have suggested eliminating the filibuster procedure in the U.S. Senate so that all that would be needed to pass legislation would be a simple majority of votes, 51 out of 100. Do you think that is a good idea or a bad idea?

Good idea:
 58%
Bad idea:
 28%
Ask me again when my party has 51 votes:
 14%

Do you think the country would be better off if one party controlled both houses of Congress, if each house of Congress remains controlled by a different party – or do you think it makes no difference either way?

One party, both houses is better:
 16%
Split control is better:
 28%
Makes no difference:
 13%
Depends on which party controls Congress:
 42%

Generally speaking, do you think most Republicans in Congress are ethical or unethical?

Ethical:
 60%
Unethical:
 40%

Generally speaking, do you think most Democrats in Congress are ethical or unethical?

Ethical:
 54%
Unethical:
 46%

Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.