More voters than ever would rather scrap the current Congress than to see it reelected.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just nine percent (9%) of Likely U.S. Voters think it would be better for the country if most incumbents were reelected this November. Seventy-two percent (72%) say it would be better if most of them were defeated instead. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided.
via 72% Think It Would Be Better if Most in Congress Are Not Reelected – Rasmussen Reports™.
Well, if that’s true, vote them out. It’s really quite simple. However, a better long-term solution is term limits.
dick…i am sure you know the founder’s position on this……it was country first , then party…..a good citizen then served his term (no hers than), than went back to life as it was before serving-whether farmer, professional or entrepreneur…etc. that was the norm than….the exception now……
somewhere along the way….the job of professional politician became part of the lexicon of occupational job titles in America…..a sad day indeed. with high position comes increased power, entrenched power and a sense of entitlement….leading to corruption and cronyism. while there are a few good ones out there……i would rate most professional politicians at the level of used car salesman and and perhaps a notch higher than pedophiles…..but wait a minute now that i think of it…a few have even engaged in this nefarious activity.
You are absolutely right. A very good book, the History of the House of Representatives documents that very well including when party began to take priority in the early 1800s.
Absolutely! It was good enough for the President. It should back good enough for Congress. They’re the only ones that think they should be in office for life anyway!
This is again an example of a poll in which the respondents say the opposite of what they actually do. In the last fifty years, 90% of U.S. House seats were retained by the incumbent.
In elections, name recognition is overwhelmingly the biggest factor in success. Incumbents are reelected because voters are familiar with their name. Challenger’s names usually are much less known.
You can lead a voter to the polls, but you can’t make him think.
Boy, ain’t that the truth.