CONGRESSMAN JIM SENSENBRENNER - PROUDLY SERVING WISCONSIN‘S 5TH DISTRICT

2013 District Survey Results


Q1: Do you believe the country is headed in the right direction?
A.) Yes - 13%
B.) No - 82%
C.) Undecided - 5%

Q2: Rate the condition of the economy
A.) Excellent - 0%
B.) Good - 9%
C.) Fair - 38%
D.) Poor - 53%
E.) Other - 1%

Q3: What is the greatest economic challenge facing your family?
A.) Gas Prices - 21%
B.) Rising price of consumer goods - 28%
C.) Personal Debt - 6%
D.) Student debt - 4%
E.) Lack of employment or underemployment - 20%
F.) Other - 21%

Q4: How important is it to make sure that health care professionals in the U.S. are not forced to violate their conscience and participate in procedures for which they have moral objections?
A.) Very important - 72%
B.) Somewhat important - 10%
C.) Not too important - 14%
D.) Undecided - 4%

Q5: What should Congress do to address high gas prices and increase American energy security?
A.) Increase domestic drilling for oil and natural gas - 25%
B.) Invest in alternative fuel like solar, nuclear and wind energy - 14%
C.) Increase American refining capabilities - 11%
D.) All of the above - 46%
E.) Other - 4%

Q6: Should President Obama approve the Keystone Pipeline to bring 830,000 barrels of crude oil from Canada to refineries in the U.S.?
A.) Yes - 76%
B.) No - 13%
C.) Undecided - 11%

Q7: Do you support efforts by the EPA and the ethanol industry to increase the percentage of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply by advancing E15 (gasoline with 15 percent ethanol)?
A.) Yes - 8%
B.) No - 76%
C.) Undecided - 16%

Q8: Do you support amnesty for illegal immigrants or should preference be given to those who are attempting to immigrate legally?
A.) Support Amnesty - 12%
B.) Support giving preference to legal immigrants - 83%
C.) Undecided - 5%

Q9: How do you think the Obama administration has handled the IRS, press surveillance, and Benghazi scandals?
A.) Very poorly – 66%
B.) Poorly – 14%
C.) Well – 9%
D.) Very well – 6%
E.) Undecided – 5%

Q10: Do you believe the Obama administration has held itself accountable and stood by its decisions?
A.) Yes – 16%
B.) No – 77%
C.) Undecided – 7%

Q11: I was recently selected to chair the Over-Criminalization Task Force. What is your primary concern with over-criminalization in America?
A.) Size and reach of the criminal code - 13%
B.) Inconsistencies between courts – 26%
C.) Criminal punishment for regulation violations – 9%
D.) Duplication between the federal government and the state – 7%
E.) Over-crowding in prisons – 6%
F.) I am not familiar/concerned with over-criminalization. – 32%
G.) Other – 7%

Q12: Obamacare is scheduled to be fully implemented on January 1, 2014. What is your biggest concern with the new healthcare law?
A.) It hurts small business – 10%
B.) Cost/high premiums – 31%
C.) Getting kicked of your current coverage – 12%
D.) Cuts to Medicare - 23%
E.) I have no concerns – 12%
F.) Other – 12%

Q13: What is the best way for Congress to encourage small business job creation?
A.) Reduce the regulatory and tax burden - 76%
B.) Increase spending on job training and workforce promotion programs - 13%
C.) “Stimulus” styled spending where federal dollars are given directly to businesses - 4%
D.) Other - 7%