Americans Plan to Replace Their Rep in Congress

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.

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5 Responses to Americans Plan to Replace Their Rep in Congress

  1. Brigadoon says:

    Every elected lawmaker in Washington, from the president to the House members and the Senate, revealed who they are during the debt battle and the picture was ugly. Bernie Sanders is the one, notably exception. Even Pelosi, who I thought would deliver, got in-line behind this terrible deal.

  2. Mets Fan says:

    This poll surprises me.

    I thought the people in Bachmann’s district worshiped her like a deity in the 2nd century? If she loses her seat, I would laugh so hard and loud you will hear it in Shanghai.

  3. Robyn says:

    I hate to be Debbie Downer but my idiot Congressman has a job for life as long as the rubes vote for whoever’s Republican, worships the Baby Jeebus, hates blacks and Mexicans, and loves guns.

  4. Tiny Dancer says:

    The debt process is not “Change, we can believe in.” It’s chaos we can’t afford and don’t want.

    I laughed at Rev. Al and his guests yesterday spinning Sunday’s fracas saying Obama came out of it smelling like a rose. Talk about O-Bots drunk on Koolaid.

  5. Harry says:

    I won’t be voting for Obama in 2012. I plan to vote Green. I want to vote Rep. Mark Wyland out. I didn’t vote for him but the 50th district in Carlsbad did.

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