Nationwide survey also reveals only 45% of adults would recognize their governor if they saw them in person.
BALTIMORE – Election season is in full swing as Donald Trump’s first term as president draws closer to an end. November 3, 2020 may bring perhaps a record turnout for voters at the polls, but let’s not forget there’s far more than just a presidential election that day. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be up for election, along with 33 seats in the U.S. Senate. Another 11 states will vote on their next governor. Which led us to wonder: with so much attention on the presidential campaign, how many Americans could actually name at least one of their local Congress members? Similarly, how many could name or even recognize their own governor?
According to a StudyFinds survey of 346 adults from across the nation, only about two in five (42%) say they know the name of at least one local member of Congress. And while most Americans (71%) can thankfully name the governor of their state, just 45% would actually recognize him or her if they saw their governor in person.