More evidence that in the election year of 2010 the worst thing that can be said about a public official isn't "Democrat" or "Republican," "Liberal" or "Conservative," but "Incumbent."By Doug Graham
More evidence that in the election year of 2010 the worst thing that can be said about a public official isn't "Democrat" or "Republican," "Liberal" or "Conservative," but "Incumbent."
Scott Rasmussen says 69 percent of New Yorkers are ready to vote out all of the incumbents in their monumentally corrupt state legislature:
"A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of New York voters finds that 69% think it would be better if most incumbents in the state legislature were defeated this November. Just 12% say it would be better for the state if most of the incumbents were reelected. Another 18% aren’t sure.
"Only 22% believe their own local legislator deserves reelection this year. Forty-nine percent (49%) say their local representative does not deserve reelection, and 29% more are undecided."
This mirrors the national trend in which congressional approval is at record levels and majorities say they think their incumbent representatives do not deserve to be re-elected. Go here for the rest of the Rasmussen results.
This is a reversal of the traditional attitude seen in previous decades in which majorities expressed disapproval of Congress generally but approval of the job being done by their particular senator or representative. This could be an absolutely devastating development for the Washington Establishment.
Sounds like a monumental anti-incumbent tide is rolling across America. I guess President Obama really is bringing us together!