Why Americans Hate Incumbents Yet Still Re-Elect Them

In a recent article, PolitiFact ran the data and apparently the approval rating for Congress is around 14%, yet the incumbent re-election rate is around 95%. Just in case you just suffered blunt force trauma to the head, let me explain why that statistic is odd. It means potential voters overwhelmingly hate the people who are currently in office, and yet actual voters overwhelmingly re-elect those same despised individuals. That is odd, to say the least. But what exactly does it mean? I think Read more […]

After 2012 Most Americans Believe Elections are Rigged

I followed the 2012 elections pretty close and saw a substantial amount of evidence to indicate that these were perhaps the most corrupt and rigged elections in American history. There were numerous reports of people voting for Mitt Romney but the voting machines were switching the votes to Barack Obama. In areas like Cleveland, 149 precincts reported fewer than 10 votes for Romney. The statistical probability of this happening is extremely remote. In my own area a precinct worker not only Read more […]

Polls Show Most Americans Saying No to Re-Electing GOP Incumbents

In the 2010 mid-term elections, a number of Washington incumbents were replaced with a class of new politicians.  If the latest Rasmussen Report is accurate, this year’s mid-term election may result in a more dramatic replacement of the current members of Congress. Republicans are hoping to maintain control of the House and regain control of the Senate, but the reality may not be so rosy.  A recent poll indicated that 59% of Republicans in Congress have lost touch with Republican voters throughout Read more […]