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Anti-incumbent Sentiment


It is hardly news that Congress as a whole is held in low regard. But a new poll form the Pew Research Center shows that people are very critical of their own representative. Forty percent of adults surveyed in mid-July say they approve of the job their representative is doing, while 47 percent disapprove. That approval rating is the lowest since Pew began asking the question in 1992. In another question, less than half, 48 percent, say they would like to see their representative reelected. This response is similar to Pew’s responses from the summer of 2010.