For immediate release
January 12, 2018
Contact: Ken Quinn, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (207) 713-8700
New Poll: Overwhelming Majority of New Hampshirites Support Congressional Term Limits
Bridgton, ME — A new poll shows that New Hampshire residents resoundingly agree that it is time for term limits on Congress. The survey, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, found that 76 percent of the New Hampshire voters polled support an amendment to the Constitution limiting the number of terms Senators and House Representatives may serve in the U.S. Congress.
The pollsters also found that support for term limits is broad and strong across all political, geographic and demographic groups. The results indicate that 73% of those polled want their state representative and state senator to vote in favor of an amendment proposing convention to implement term limits on members of Congress.
For New Hampshirites, this survey is more than fodder for a discussion at the water cooler. It will be rocket fuel needed to launch the Term Limits Convention resolution through the New Hampshire State Legislature this session. The House resolution (HCR-12), sponsored by Rep. Wallace, Rock. 33 and Rep. Howard, Belk. 8, must pass the next step in the process, for which a public hearing in front of the House State-Federal Relations Committee, is slated January 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM in room LOB 206. Term Limits supporters are encouraged to attend.
Once approve in committee, the measure must pass both chambers of the New Hampshire legislature in order to count towards the 34 states needed to trigger the term limits proposal convention.
This poll of 400 likely general election voters in New Hampshire was conducted on January 9th, 2018 through January 10th, 2018.