2018 Kennedy Institute Poll: Americans Speak on the United States Senate

The findings of a recent poll conducted for the Kennedy Institute demonstrate a disconnect between voters and the U.S. senators who represent them. Voters express dissatisfaction with the performance of Congress and want senators who are responsive to the people they represent. At the same time, the data point to an American electorate that lacks basic knowledge about our political system.

But there are encouraging notes, too: Americans across different political parties are aligned on the top issues facing the United States and believe that senators working together to find common ground is key to progress. Further, Americans express keen motivation to vote in the upcoming elections, value increased diversity in senatorial ranks, and demonstrate high levels of civic engagement.

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