Poll: 15 percent of Democratic voters want to eliminate the filibuster

Only 15 percent of Democratic voters believe the filibuster should be eliminated entirely, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Thirty-seven percent of Democratic voters believe the filibuster should remain the same, while 35 percent said it there should be more limits on how it is used.

Fourteen percent said there should be fewer limits on how it is used.

Independent voters were more likely to say the filibuster should be eliminated, at 19 percent, though a plurality said it should remain the same.

Republican voters were least likely to want the filibuster eliminated entirely, at 12 percent.

Forty-six percent of Republicans said the filibuster should be kept as is.

The survey found registered voters overall believe the filibuster should remain, while 31 percent said there should be more limits on how it is used.

Fifteen percent of voters in the August 2-5 survey said it should be eliminated entirely while 13 percent said there should be less limits on how it is used.

The survey comes as two prominent Democratic lawmakers expressed openness in eliminating the filibuster.

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The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,850 registered voters between August 2 and 5. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.84 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte