Majority of Americans Believe Washington Ignores the Will of the People: POLL
'The will of the people is no longer a consideration to leaders in D.C.'
The majority of Americans, both Republicans, and Democrats, do not think Washington looks out for their interests, according to a new poll.
More than three-fifths of all voters, including a majority of Democrats and three-fourths of Republicans, believe “the will of the people is no longer a consideration to leaders in D.C. when making policy or legislative decisions.”
The exact number of people who believe Washington ignores the popular will is 62.4% of likely voters in the 2022 midterm elections.
This includes 76.4% of Republicans, 50.4% of Democrats, and 59% of “no party / other” voters.
Meanwhile, 17.6% overall said the will of the people was “somewhat of a consideration,” and 15.5% thought it a “top priority,” and 4.4% weren’t sure.
President of Convention of States Action, Mark Meckler, said:
“To those seeking to remain in public office or be elected to public office, the message from voters is absolutely clear."
"Americans overwhelmingly believe the current leadership in D.C. is out-of-control and oppressive, doing whatever they want with no regard to what the people want, and should reverse direction immediately."
The survey was conducted by The Trafalgar Group pollster and Convention of States Action.
According to the Convention of States website, it calls for “a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.”
The survey found that Americans believe their personal freedom had a decline during the COVID-19 epidemic and no longer want the government to take specific action to combat the so-called “delta” variant.
The numbers were similar to that of the “will of the people” question, more than three-fifths of all voters.
The exact numbers were that 63% of likely voters said the government should take no specific action against the delta variant because of the “widespread availability of vaccines and treatments,” and the response should be a “personal decision.”
17.7% of respondents said mask and social distancing mandates should be reinstated.
7% said the state should reimpose lockdowns as well.
12.3% weren’t sure what the government should do.
“Americans on the left and right want to see an expansion of personal freedom and want the federal government to stay out of their lives. The strong reaction against any COVID-19 delta mandates is clear evidence of that fact,” Mr. Meckler said.