An overwhelming majority (84% at least somewhat supported) of likely voters supported term limits for congress. Only 9% of likely voters at least somewhat opposed term limits and 7% were not sure. Voters were very intense about the issue, as 63% of likely voters strongly supported term limits, while only 2% strongly opposed it.
When it came to political party, Republicans (91% at least somewhat supported/6% at least somewhat opposed) were the most likely party to support term limits, followed by Independents (81% at least somewhat supported/9% at least somewhat opposed) and Democrats (80% at least somewhat supported/11% at least somewhat opposed).
The age of respondents also played a critical role in their support/opposition of term limits for congress; for example, younger voters aged 18-29 (68% at least somewhat supported/14% at least somewhat opposed) opposed term limits, two to one, compared to older voters aged 65+ (88% at least somewhat supported/7% at least somewhat opposed). The youngest voters aged 18-24 (62% at least somewhat supported/19% at least somewhat opposed) and Generation Z voters (62% at least somewhat supported/19% at least somewhat opposed) were the most likely demographics to oppose term limits for congress.
Men (87% at least somewhat supported/8% at least somewhat opposed) were slightly more likely to support term limits than women (81% at least somewhat supported/9% at least somewhat opposed). When it came to the suburbs there were also different levels of support between suburban men (89% at least somewhat supported/7% at least somewhat opposed) and suburban women (81% at least somewhat supported/6% at least somewhat opposed).
Zogby Analytics Poll Methodology
US Likely Voters
9/25/20 - 9/27/20
Zogby Analytics conducted an online survey of 883 likely voters in the US.
Using internal and trusted interactive partner resources, thousands of adults were randomly invited to participate in this interactive survey. Each invitation is password coded and secure so that one respondent can only access the survey one time.
Using information based on census data, voter registration figures, CIA fact books and exit polls, we use complex weighting techniques to best represent the demographics of the population being surveyed. Weighted variables may include age, race, gender, region, party, education, and religion. The party breakdown for this survey is as follows: 36% Democrat, 34% Republican and 30% Independent/unaffiliated.
Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 883 is +/- 3.3 percentage points. This means that all other things being equal, the identical survey repeated will have results within the margin of error 95 times out of 100.
Subsets of the data have a larger margin of error than the whole data set. As a rule we do not rely on the validity of very small subsets of the data especially sets smaller than 50-75 respondents. At that subset we can make estimations based on the data, but in these cases the data is more qualitative than quantitative.
Additional factors can create error, such as question wording and question order.
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