(March 31 – April 7)
In the United States Senate, the current filibuster rule essentially requires 60 members to agree to end debate on any legislation and move to a vote. Then, a simple majority is all that’s necessary to actually pass a bill.
Some Democrats have talked about eliminating the filibuster, accusing the Republicans of abusing the rule. Republicans threaten to use every available rule to jam governance if the Democrats end the filibuster.
POLL QUESTION: What should happen with the filibuster?
I vote Democrat and say it should be eliminated – 3%
I vote Democrat and say it should stay – 13%
I vote Republican and say it should be eliminated – 7%
I vote Republican and say it should stay – 75%
I’m Not Sure – 2%