|Congress Approval Rate Nine Percent|
That is what the November report said. American's approved our Congress at 9%. Just to make clear what that means, Polygamy has a 11% approval rate and Pornography has a 30% approval rate.
So a whole pot load of the crumbs got thrown out right?
Nope, just like here in Half Moon Bay, as long as they go to some softball games and shake hands at the Pumpkin Festival, we will ignore the fact they are screwing up the town and the country and give them a few more years. While 100% of the incumbents were re-elected in Half Moon Bay, 91% were re-elected in both the US House and Senate.
This year there we 23 Senate contests in which there was a incumbent running. The incumbent won 22 times with only Scott Brown losing.
On the House side, 393 races were contested where there was an incumbent running. The incumbent won 371 of those races. While it is true gerrymandering has made most congressional seats "party secure" one would think more than 22 districts would be upset enough to switch parties.
Nine percent approval and 91% re-election. Why do we even bother with the elections??????