- Posted October 8, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Cornfield Polling: Put Term Limit on Congress
Following responses and comments to a report entitled "Doing the Work of the People", it became evident there may be a mood in the nation to mount a grassroots effort to change in the climate in Washington DC to force the members of Congress and the President to do the people's work.
A suggestion was made to do a survey to see what interest there is and on what areas every day people could find common ground which would lead to our elected officials to follow through with their constitutional duty to do the work of the people.
This survey attempted to break the ice and gauge what the mood is among readers of From the Cornfield and members of CNN's iReport community with simple yes and no questions. The survey ran for one week from September 30 through October 7th.
The results have been tabulated. Here are the results.
The questions required a yes or no answer. Any nuances and/or details expanding on a given issue can be discussed and expanded at a later time.
Total responses: 224
Full responses: 31
Incomplete responses: 193
Participants in the survey hailed from across the US of A. Here are the locations which are represented in the survey:
Cincinnati, OH | Red Bank, NJ | Farmersburg, IN | Rochester, NY | Washington, DC
Folsom, CA | Hermitage, TN | Tallahassee, FL | Laguan Niguel, CA | Terre Haute, IN
Palm City, FL | West Palm Beach, FL | Falmouth, RI | Hauppauge, NY | Glen Cove, NY
Austin, TX | Westmont, IL | Canton, OH | Houston, TX | Laughlin, NV
Los Angeles, CA | Hutchinson, KS | Newtown Square, PA | Sullivan, IN | Bloomington, IN
Nashville, IN | Modesto, CA
The first question in the 7-question, yes or no, survey asked if the climate needed to be changed in Washington to force the President and Congress to work together to do the work of the people. Of the participants 100% answered that the climate does need changed.
The second question dealt with limiting the terms for members of Congress, both House and Senate. Again the overwhelming result was 100% responding with a yes vote.
Some of the other questions did have mixed results. Overall there seems that Americans, whether liberal, conservative or moderate, can find common ground. This is in sharp contratst to what we see going on in Washington.
The full results of the survey can be viewed by going to: http://fromthecornfield.com/TermLimitSurvey.pdf.
Question 1 Change climate in Washington: 100% yes
Question 2 Term Limits on Congress: 100% yes
Question 3 Limit Term to 12 years: 90.32 yes | 9.68% no
Question 4 Forfeit pay if no budget: 93.55% yes | 6.45% no
Question 5 'No negotiation' impeachable offense: 87.10% yes | 12.90% no
Question 6 No recess for Congress in budget crisis: 90.32% yes | 9.68% no
Question 7 Minimum work limited vacation time: 90.32% yes | 9.68% no
From the Cornfield, that is the mood and sentiment of Cornfield readers and members of the iReport community.