Poll: 49% of Americans Would Reelect their Officials


congressFewer than half of Americans would reelect their member of Congress, according to a new Gallup Poll. Forty-nine percent of the 968 registered voters surveyed would vote to reelect the incumbent from their district. Forty percent said their member does not deserve reelection.Asked if most members deserve reelection, only 28 percent said yes. Sixty-five percent did not believe most members of Congress deserve to return to Washington.

The poll, released late Wednesday, shows a strong anti-incumbent swing just in the past year, with the percentage of those who said most members do not deserve reelection spiking from the low 50s up to 65 percent.

“Voters’ anti-incumbent mood is like nothing Gallup has seen in the past four midterm election cycles,” Gallup’s Lydia Saad wrote in her analysis of the survey.

“While that could have a negative impact on incumbents from both parties, the greater exposure of the Democrats by virtue of their majority status means greater risk for their candidates,” she wrote. “Additionally, both parties have seen their majority control of Congress wiped out in midterm elections with less anti-incumbent fervor than is seen today. Simply put, the party in power seems to take the brunt of voters’ wrath in these situations.”

The poll was conducted March 26-28 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

{Capitol News Company, LLC/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Very very troubling! This happens, in part, because of voter drives. You have all different groups & organizations pushing ignorant dummies to go out and vote when they have no clue of the candidates and their policies! “We need large voter turn out”, they say. WRONG! An ignorant voter, is an extremely dangerous voter! I would discourage such people from voting. Stay home.