BISMARCK, ND – Eighty-one (81) percent of likely North Dakota voters support amending the State Constitution to add 8-year term limits for the legislature and governor, according to a new poll conducted by RMG Research for U.S. Term Limits. Only 13 percent of voters oppose the measure, which will appear on the statewide ballot in November as Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 1.
“This poll shows that North Dakotans are tired of business as usual and status quo politicians. Voters are excited to vote for 8-year term limits,” said Jared Hendrix, Chairman of North Dakota Term Limits. “Our citizens are saying that spending nearly a decade in Bismarck is long enough to make a difference, do public service, and pass the baton to someone else. Support for the people’s term limits measure is widespread across the political spectrum.”
The fresh polling comes on the heels of a 5-0 unanimous ruling by the North Dakota Supreme Court to keep the 8-year term limits amendment on the ballot. The state’s highest court held that the challenges to the measure, levied by Secretary of State Al Jaeger and Attorney General Drew Wrigley, were without merit.
In the same poll, respondents were asked if Attorney General Wrigley had abused his power by spending taxpayer dollars to investigate and threaten term limits supporters. As part of Wrigley’s investigation, one term limit supporter even had his home raided by law enforcement. According to the poll, 65% of voters say Wrigley has abused his power.
This RMG Poll of 500 likely midterm voters in North Dakota has a margin of error of +/- 4.5%. RMG Research is owned and operated by Scott Rasmussen.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.