Gallup: Three-quarters of Americans support congressional term limits

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There's virtually no difference between the generations on the idea; a voter 18 to 29 years old is just as likely as a voter 65 or older to support term limits.


Americans are also more than willing to reform another part of the voting system: the Electoral College. Of those surveyed, 63 percent would vote for the abolishment of the Electoral College, while just under three in 10 say they'd lodge a ballot against such a measure.

Democrats — with former Vice President Al Gore's popular vote win but Electoral College loss likely still fresh in mind — are the most likely to support its abolishment, with two-thirds saying they would vote for such a measure. But other groups aren't far behind, with 63 percent of independents and 61 percent of Republicans supporting a vote against the complex system of allocating electors to each state.

"Despite sharp polarization of the parties on many issues in 21st-century politics, Republicans and Democrats broadly agree on both longstanding election reform proposals," Gallup's Lydia Saad said in a statement.