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Throw the Bums Out: Americans Sour on Their Own Representatives

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Posted on Jan 24, 2014

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Usually when we report on voters’ disapproval of Congress, it’s with the caveat that most people like their own incumbents. That’s not so anymore.

According to Gallup, by way of Political Wire: “The enduring unpopularity of Congress appears to have seeped into the nation’s 435 congressional districts, as a record-low percentage of registered voters, 46%, now say the U.S. representative in their own congressional district deserves re-election. Equally historic, the share of voters saying most members of Congress deserve re-election has fallen to 17%, a new nadir.”

The numbers are culled from a poll conducted Jan. 5-8 of this year.

Gallup says Congress could look very different after the midterms: “The 17% of voters who now say most of Congress deserves re-election is well below the roughly 40% threshold that has historically been associated with major electoral turnover.”

—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

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