A plurality of registered voters support keeping the Senate’s 60-vote legislative filibuster in place and are divided over Democrats’ efforts to carve out an exception in order to pass major election reform legislation, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
The Politico/Morning Consult survey shows that 42 percent of respondents support the rule, which requires at least 60 senators to vote to end debate on a piece of legislation before it can come up for a final vote. Thirty percent say they oppose the rule, while 28 percent offered no opinion.
When broken down by party, 34 percent of self-identified Democrats say they support the filibuster, while 55 percent of self-identified Republicans and 38 percent of self-identified independents agree.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer