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Loud and Clear

March 29, 2011

Voters are less supportive than ever of congressional incumbents and fewer than one-out-of-three think their own representative is the best person for the job.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 16% of Likely U.S. Voters feel that, generally speaking, it would be better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected. That’s a seven-point drop from 23% last August and down from 19% in February 2010.

Fifty-six percent (56%) say it would be better if most incumbents were defeated and 28% are not sure

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  1. March 30, 2011 8:16 am

    As one who formerly thought that term limits for all elected officials was in
    the best interest of good government, I am now of the opinion that the people
    deserve the officials they get.
    The late United State Senator from Pennsylvania, Boies Penrose, put the folly of term limitation into its proper perspective. Sen. Penrose in 1886 stated: “He would avoid the puerile error of complaining of the wickedness
    and corruption of professional politicians. It is very common to speak of that
    class as something outside of and apart from the ordinary citizen. The politician professional or otherwise, follows the stamp of his age: he is just
    what his age or environment demands or PERMITS, neither better nor worse. The rules of his, the politician, morality may differ from those of the
    clergyman or merchant, but it weighs about as many ounces to the pound,
    and we are inclined to think that, from his intimate acquaintance with human nature, he gives better weigh.”
    Senator Penrose observed: “The people are all right but their tastes are simple: they dearly love hokum.”
    As any Conservative will tell you— Pres Obama serves up a big dish of
    hokum covered with blather sauce..

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