February 16th, 2010
07:51 PM ET

CNN Poll: Anti-incumbent fever at record high

Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

Only a third of U.S. voters think that most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected this year, according to a new national poll. That's the lowest number ever recorded for that question in a CNN survey.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, released Tuesday, indicates that only 34 percent feel that current federal lawmakers deserve re-election, with 63 percent saying no.

According to the survey, 51 percent feel their member of Congress should be re-elected – also an all-time low in CNN polling – while 44 percent say their representative doesn't deserve to be returned to office in November.


soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Don Breedwell

    I am working hard for a clean sweep of Congress and believe that term limits would be good to have. Too many professional politicians!

    February 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  2. Angel

    I believe so many of us feel this way because there really hasn't been any significant changes in anything in the past few years. Healthcare seems to be going nowhere. Unemployment is still at an all time high. Where's the "change". None of us middle class aren't seeing much!

    February 16, 2010 at 5:31 pm |