Mini Poll Results

House Keeping

Do you know the name of the person who represents you in the US House of Representatives (Washington, DC)?
  • 67%
    Yes, it is Lacy Clay
  • 20%
    Yes, it is Ann Wagner
  • 1%
    Yes, it is John Shimkus
  • 0%
    Yes, it is Leonor Sullivan
  • 7%
    It is someone else
  • 6%
    No
Have you ever actually met the person who represents you in the US House of Representatives?
  • 43%
    Yes
  • 57%
    No
Did you vote in 2014 for the person who now represents you in the US House of Representatives?
  • 58%
    Yes
  • 31%
    No, I voted for an opponent
  • 7%
    No, I didn't vote
  • 4%
    No, I voted, but I lived in a different district then
Do you think that your own US Representative has done a good enough job to earn your vote for reelection, or will you vote for someone else?
Do you think you personally could do a better job as a member of Congress than your own US Representative currently does?
  • 28%
    Yes, definitely
  • 29%
    Yes, probably
  • 0%
    Yes, and I am an announced candidate for Congress
  • 43%
    No
Comparing your own US Representative to the others, which of the following is most true?
  • 22%
    My own is better than most of them
  • 21%
    My own is worse than most of them
  • 58%
    My own is about the same as most of them
Most members of the US House of Representatives make $174,000 a year, plus allowances. At that salary, are they underpaid?
  • 5%
    Underpaid
  • 48%
    Overpaid
  • 47%
    Paid about right
There have been 435 House members since 1911. Do you think the number should be changed?
  • 9%
    Yes, more members
  • 27%
    Yes, fewer members
  • 65%
    No, leave it the same
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?
  • 11%
    Independence
  • 0%
    Height
  • 6%
    Compassion
  • 14%
    Values like mine
  • 16%
    Leadership
  • 1%
    Looks
  • 48%
    Common sense
  • 4%
    Experience
Looking back in history, which of the following US Representatives from here would get your vote as Best-Ever?
  • 11%
    Bill Clay
  • 0%
    Jack McCallister
  • 7%
    Thomas Hart Benson
  • 15%
    Jim Talent
  • 51%
    Dick Gephardt
  • 1%
    Henry T. Blow
  • 3%
    Todd Akin
  • 13%
    Leonor Sullivan