For immediate release
December 29, 2020
Contact: Aaron Dukette, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
New Poll: Huge Majority of Tennessee Voters Support Congressional Term Limits
Washington, D.C. — A new poll shows broad consensus that it is time for term limits on Congress. The survey, conducted by RMG Research, Inc., found that 78 percent of the Tennessee 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 congressional term limits is broad and intense across all political, geographic and demographic groups. The results indicate that 73% of those polled also 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 Tennesseans, this survey is more than fodder for a discussion at the water cooler. It has practical importance this session, as a resolution will be introduced calling for a congressional term limits convention.
U.S. Term Limits State Director Aaron Dukette called on the legislature to pass the resolution. “It has become painfully obvious in this difficult year that Congress is weighed down and broken by career politicians who put themselves ahead of the people,” he said. “Now is the time to fix it. Congress will not term limit itself.”
The poll shows a strong majority of Tennesseans agree: 63% of those polled said it is unlikely Congress would act to put term limits on itself. On the other hand, the amendment proposal convention measure must pass both chambers of the state legislature in order to count towards the 34 states needed to trigger the term limits proposal convention.
This poll of 500 likely general election voters in the Volunteer State was conducted on December 18th through
December 22nd, 2020.
U.S. Term Limits is the oldest and largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. Our goal is to educate and connect term limits supporters with their legislators as we work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.