How would Congress vote if Independents had their way?
What if Congress were comprised only of Independent voters? What sort of policies would they prefer?
Would the legislation they pass be more conservative or more liberal? For over a year now, Resurgent
Republic has been surveying Independent voters, asking them to choose their preference between the
policy positions of two hypothetical members of Congress: one distinctively liberal, and the other
a conservative foil (to see an example of the actual survey question text, see
here). By translating Resurgent Republic survey results into a vote
of 435 members of the House of Representatives, the visuals below show us exactly how conservative (red) or
liberal (blue) an Independent Congress would be.
Update: We added a series of questions from our newest surveys about the economy, tax increases, energy, Medicare, health care reform, troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan, and cutting the defense budget.
Independents prefer conservative solutions to our nation's issues