Don’t re-elect most members of Congress, public tells Gallup
08/18/2014 10:25 AM
08/18/2014 10:31 AM
The public’s disdain for Congress remains overwhelming: Just 19 percent of registered voters say most members of Congress deserve re-election, according to a new Gallup survey.
The number, Gallup says, “is on pace to be the lowest such ‘re-elect’ sentiment in a midterm election year over Gallup's history of asking this question since 1992.”
Usually such a low number means lots of turnover, though most analysts don’t see that this year. In 1994 and 2010, Gallup says, the numbers were similarly bleak, and in both years there was significant turnover.
One qualifier: People were not as down on their own congressman. Half of the voters said they deserve re-election.
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