American hate Congress. Their approval rating is at 13%, and a whopping 69% of likely voters believe that most members of Congress don’t care what their constituents think. But the system is about to send almost all of those same people back into office.
No rational person can look at that and conclude that the system is not broken. Attempts to reform it from within, therefore, are pointless.
A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted
With less than 10 weeks to the elections, Republicans and Democrats who assess this fall's midterm contests say the power of incumbency....trumps the sour public mood and antipathy toward gridlocked Washington.