The sense of Congress is that...

(There) are important issues that will have long-lasting effects, and if they're not voted on before the November elections we should wait until the newly elected Congress meets. The will of the people as expressed in the election should be reflected in those policy decisions.

160

37%

275

63%

The minority position is that (there) are important issues that deserve to be voted on by Congress as soon as possible. If Congress cannot get to them before the election, then they should be addressed in a lame duck session immediately after the election regardless of the election's outcome.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, July 17-July 20, 2010, N=360, margin of error +/-5.17%