Nearly half of all U.S. voters think members of Congress should vote as their constituents would want them to vote, rather than based on their own personal preferences, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
Asked if U.S. representatives should "vote for [policies] they prefer or should they vote to reflect the views of their constituents," 45% said politicians should opt for the views of those who elected them. Just 33% said they should "vote for the policy they prefer."
The remaining 21% was not sure.
The issue rose to the political forefront in recent days. The most high-profile incident was Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third highest-ranking House member, voting to impeach President Trump. Many constituents in the Red-leaning state have said her vote was not presentative of their position on the matter.
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from Feb. 4-6, 2021.