Duncan Releases District-Wide Survey Results

Oct 31, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the results of a district-wide survey Thursday covering a variety of current political issues.

The survey was included in Congressman Duncan’s September 2013 Washington Report Newsletter, which was sent to every U.S. postal address in the Second Congressional District of Tennessee.

Nearly 5,000 responses were returned.

“Many national polls are based on responses from 500-600 people or so. I think to have this number of responses from one Congressional District gives a very good picture of what most people in East Tennessee are thinking,” Duncan said.

The survey included 12 questions covering topics ranging from an internet sales tax to national security.

 “I have always tried to vote the way my constituents wanted me to, and I am so grateful for the thousands of responses that I received,” Duncan said.

“Most members of Congress do not send out a newsletter, but those who do fill them with pictures, ribbon cuttings or various non-controversial things. I send out a newsletter with no pictures that covers many controversial issues, and over the course of the year I get a tremendously favorable response,” Duncan continued.  “I think it is important my constituents know where I stand, even on controversial issues.”

For complete survey results, click HERE (pdf).