Poll Results: Senators

These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed November 4-5, 2013 on Senate elections. The results show that a strong majority of Americans prefer to keep Senate elections, popular elections. The margin of error is 4.7%.

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The 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution established the direct election of U.S. Senators by a popular vote in each state. Before this amendment, U.S. Senators were elected by state legislatures. Which do you think is better?
Electing Senators directly by a popular vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71%
Having state legislatures elect Senators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18%

Do you think the 17th Amendment should be repealed, which would mean Senators being elected by state legislatures, or remain in place, which would mean Senators continue to be directly elected by a popular vote?
It should be repealed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%
It should remain in place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%


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