Americans would kick out every member of Congress, if they could
Americans have had enough, apparently.
The majority of voters are fed up with every single member of Congress, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. 56 percent of those polled said they would vote out every politician in the House and the Senate if there were a ballot measure to do so.
The bitterness spans the political spectrum with 55 percent of liberals, 55 percent of moderates and 58 percent of conservatives polling that they’d get rid of their incumbents if given the opportunity.
Do members of Congress need to be worried come November 6? All 435 seats are up for grabs in the House and 33 will be voted on in the Senate.
Historically, though, American voters tend to talk the talk, but not walk the walk when it comes to getting rid of their incumbents. In 2010, more than 80 percent of all incumbents up for re-election in the House and Senate retained their seats.