American's Anti-Incumbency Mood at High Point



According to a recent report from Pew Research FactTank, Bruce Drake said that 38% of Americans don't support reelecting their federal Congressional representatives. This percentage is at the highest point in twenty years. The report also found that 74% of Americans wish to see incumbents standing for reelection at the midterm defeated. In the last two midterm elections, 2010 and 2006, that number did not exceeded 57%.  These data are taken from a Pew Research Center Survey of 1,504 adult Americans from October 9 through October 13, 2013 via landline and cell phones. TeachingWithData.org has teaching tools for understanding the voting process:
Voter Turnout in the US: http://teachingwithdata.org/resource/3243
Voting Behaviors in the 2012 Election (SETUPS): http://teachingwithdata.org/resource/3920
Election Day: http://teachingwithdata.org/resource/3147


Read more:
Online Report:  http://www.people-press.org/2013/10/15/as-debt-limit-deadline-nears-concern-ticks-up-but-skepticism-persists/#anti-incumbent
Hard copy Report:  http://www.people-press.org/files/legacy-pdf/10-15-13%20Debt%20Ceiling%20Political%20Release.pdf
Pew Research Center: http://www.pewresearch.org/
Pew FactTank: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/
Pew Center for People and the Press: http://www.people-press.org/
Bruce Drake: http://www.pewresearch.org/author/bdrake/

Sue Hodge

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