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17 percent of voters say Congress members deserve re-election

Jan. 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A record-low number of voters in the United States, 46 percent, say they believe their congressional district representative deserves re-election, a poll found.

The number of voters who say most members of Congress should be re-elected is also at a record-low at 17 percent, Gallup's annual Mood of the Nation poll found.

Gallup said the percentage voters say they believe most Congress members deserve re-election is well below the 40 percent threshold that is associated with major electoral turnover, which may mean a large number of seats in Congress may change during mid-term elections this year.

In 2010, when 30 percent of poll respondents said most Congress members deserve re-election, 15 seats turned over in the election that year.

Gallup polled 1,018 adults nationwide between Jan. 5 and 8. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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