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    Twenty-nine percent (29%) are confident that Congress knows what it’s doing when it comes to the economy. If Americans could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, 57% would throw out all the legislators and start over again. Just 25% would vote to keep the Congress. "

    Found this interesting....note it says all the legislators, looks like both dems and republicans are getting tired of those in congress.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/publ..._tracking_poll
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    So it would be safe to assume that most Congressman will not be re-elected next year?
    If 57% want to throw out the entire congress, surely they will vote aginst their own congressman.

    He does touch on this later in the article:

    Despite these reviews, more than 90% of Congress routinely gets reelected every two years. It’s a shock when any incumbent loses. One explanation for this phenomenon frequently heard in Washington, D.C. is that “people hate Congress but love their own congressman".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    So it would be safe to assume that most Congressman will not be re-elected next year?
    If 57% want to throw out the entire congress, surely they will vote aginst their own congressman.

    He does touch on this later in the article:

    Despite these reviews, more than 90% of Congress routinely gets reelected every two years. It?s a shock when any incumbent loses. One explanation for this phenomenon frequently heard in Washington, D.C. is that ?people hate Congress but love their own congressman".
    That could be, to piggy back on that i think people get used to voting for the same person each time.......I also think it has something to do with the fact that most people really don't pay close attention to congress besides party lines and then complain about the whole. I can't remember who said it, but having term limits for them might help others get a chance to run.

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    There is a purge afoot toward the NJ legislature and governor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    That could be, to piggy back on that i think people get used to voting for the same person each time.......I also think it has something to do with the fact that most people really don't pay close attention to congress besides party lines and then complain about the whole. I can't remember who said it, but having term limits for them might help others get a chance to run.
    Term limits seem hypocritical to me and very undemocratic.
    We won't vote out our guy, but we want to impose limits on everybody.
    I don't see that a career politician is a horrible thing to be.

    What I think the system really needs is campaign finance reform. Politicians who want to keep their jobs are to beholden to those who finance their campaigns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
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    Twenty-nine percent (29%) are confident that Congress knows what it?s doing when it comes to the economy. If Americans could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, 57% would throw out all the legislators and start over again. Just 25% would vote to keep the Congress. "

    Found this interesting....note it says all the legislators, looks like both dems and republicans are getting tired of those in congress.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/publ..._tracking_poll
    They've been saying this for years but when it comes election time the vast majority of incumbents will be reelected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Term limits seem hypocritical to me and very undemocratic.
    We won't vote out our guy, but we want to impose limits on everybody.
    I don't see that a career politician is a horrible thing to be.

    What I think the system really needs is campaign finance reform. Politicians who want to keep their jobs are to beholden to those who finance their campaigns.
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