Popularity of Congress Remains Extremely Low, but 90% Expected to Win Re-election
The percentage of Americans who think most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected this November continues to remain near record lows. From Gallup:
While significantly more people think their own House member deserves re-election — 50 percent — that number is notably lower than most recent elections.
This mid-term election is going to be marked by a historic level of disappointment and disdain for Congress. A Congress which has been the least productive in history.
Yet despite historically low approval ratings, at least 90 percent of members are expected to easily win their re-election. Maybe if the system didn’t aggressively insulate most members of Congress from any electoral consequences the institution wouldn’t have become so deeply unpopular.