76% of registered voters say that most members of Congress should not be re-elected. However, 53% believe their own Congressional Representative deserves re-election. What do you make of these seemingly contradictory poll numbers?
Unfortunately, so long as Americans continue to turn a blind eye toward the deficiencies of their own representatives, we will all continue to suffer from inadequate representation in government. When we cast our ballots, after all, we do not vote on Congress as a whole, but rather for our own individual delegate. If we are going to clean house, we have to begin at home. If you desire to “throw the bums out,” as the old saying goes, you must first stop voting them in.