Tuesday, August 2, 2011
When it comes to our Congressional representative, most Americans are profoundly unhappy and plan to replace them. The relationship is worse than a bad marriage.
A new National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds 31% of Americans said that their member of Congress deserves reelection but staggering 53% said it was time for a new person.
“This is a figure that should give all members of Congress pause regardless of party. Before the 2010 election, which swept 87 new members into Congress, 58% of likely voters responded to a CBS News/New York Times survey that it was time for a new person. Granted that poll was right before the election and measured likely voters as opposed to all adults. Still, it’s a worrisome sign for members of Congress and a sign that the public is deeply dissatisfied with their performance in ways that echo that historic election.”
These numbers include states and districts who elected freshmen Tea Party candidates in the 2010 midterms.