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52 Percent: Lack of Competitive House Races a Threat to Democracy

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Scott Rasmussen By Wednesday, 10 April 2024 02:50 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

April 10, 2024: Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters believe the lack of competitive House races is a threat to democracy. A majority or plurality of every measured demographic holds this view. A Scott Rasmussen national survey conducted by RMG Research found that just 17% believe it is not.

The survey also found that 42% favor moving to a system in which Congressional seats would be allocated based on the overall percentage of the vote received by each party. Thirty-one percent (31%) are opposed to such a move, and 27% are not sure.

Methodology

The survey of 1,000 registered voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on April 1-2, 2024. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of registered voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population. The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 3.1 percentage points.

Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left nearly a decade ago and has had no involvement since that time.

Survey Questions

A recent analysis showed that only 23 out of 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are competitive this year. In the rest — 95% of all House races — the district lines have already determined whether a Republican or a Democrat will win. Is the lack of competitive House races a threat to democracy?

  • 52%-Yes
  • 17%-No
  • 31%-Not sure

A proposal has been made to change the way elections for the House of Representatives are held. Instead of individual districts, Congressional seats would be allocated on a proportional basis. If one party gets 30% of the votes, they would get 30% of the seats in the House. Would you favor or oppose changing election laws so that Congressional seats would be allocated on a proportional basis?

  • 12%-Strongly favor
  • 30%-Somewhat favor
  • 14%-Somewhat oppose
  • 17%-Strongly oppose
  • 27%-Not sure

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is a political analyst, author, public speaker, independent public opinion pollster and a columnist. Read Scott Rasmussen's Reports — More Here.

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Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters believe the lack of competitive House races is a threat to democracy. A majority or plurality of every measured demographic holds this view.
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