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Anti-incumbent Sentiment


In a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 22 percent of adults surveyed said they would be inclined to vote to re-elect their representative to Congress in November, while 68 percent said they would be inclined to look for someone new. Anti-incumbent sentiment in the poll was at a 20-year high. Other polls show a similar appetite for change. In the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 55 percent of respondents said they thought it was time to give a new person a chance in their district, while 33 percent said their representative deserved to be re-elected.