Throw ALL the bums out! If they had the choice that would be the pick of American voters. According to the latest poll by the liberal news outlet, CNN, only 44% of voters believe that Obama deserves re-election (52% believes he does not). Only about one third of voters think that most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected this year. That’s CNN’s lowest number ever for that question.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, released Tuesday, indicates that only 34 percent feel that current federal lawmakers deserve re-election, with 63 percent saying no.
According to the survey, 51 percent feel their own member of Congress should be re-elected — also an all-time low in CNN polling — while 44 percent say their representative doesn’t deserve to be returned to office in November.
These numbers are even lower than they were in 1994 when Bill Clinton’s policies caused an anti-incumbent surge that helped Republicans win back control of both houses from the Democrats.
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“This is not a good year to be an incumbent, regardless of which party you belong to,” said CNN polling director Keating Holland. “Voters seem equally angry at both Republicans and Democrats this year.”
Fifty-six percent of people questioned in the survey say that most Democrats in Congress do not deserve to be re-elected. An equal percentage say that most congressional Republicans don’t deserve re-election.
The Republicans had a two point advantage in the generic ballot poll by a margin of 47 to 45% Republicans trailed the Democrats by 6 points in November.
The voters’ cool view of incumbents of both parties “may hurt the Democrats more because there are more Democratic incumbents,” Holland said. “It’s a change from 2006, when voters concentrated their anger at GOP members of Congress.”
The Polling Data also reflects that the Obamessiah is losing his halo:
While President Obama is not up for re-election this November, he will be in 2012, if he decides to run for a second term. According to the poll, 44 percent of registered voters say Obama deserves re-election, with 52 percent saying the president does not deserve a second term in office. The survey also indicates that 49 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama’s doing as president, with half of the public disapproving of his job in the White House.
“One problem Obama faces may be the perception that Obama is not a middle-class kind of guy,” Holland said. “Only 4 percent of Americans describe themselves as upper class. But a 45 percent plurality say that Obama belongs to the upper class, with 42 percent saying he is from the middle class and 12 percent describing him as working class.”
Certainly this is good news for the GOP, but keep in mind it is an anti incumbent fervor, the GOP still has to earn the voters respect.