FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Americans are fed up with Congress. Really fed up.
A new Gallup poll shows anti-incumbent attitudes are the highest they've been in 19 years.
76% of voters say most members do not deserve re-election.
What's more, this anti-incumbent mood is seen across the political spectrum - among Democrats, Republicans and especially Independents.
Back in 2010, when Democrats lost 63 House seats to Republicans, voters were less negative than they are now.
So, that means our elected representatives ought to start packing, right? After all, another recent poll put their job approval rating at an anemic 9%.
Well... not so fast. As is historically the case, even though people think Congress is rotten, they don't necessarily feel the same way about their own representatives.
This Gallup poll shows 53% of those surveyed say their representative deserves to be re-elected. Who are these people?
Makes it kind of hard to shake things up in Washington if people don't see their own elected officials as part of the problem.
And that's the thing: Almost every single one of them is part of the problem and part of the dysfunctional mess our government has become.
Congress can't even be bothered to pass a budget anymore. They can't be bothered to make any serious cuts to our skyrocketing national debt. They can't be bothered to do much of anything when it comes to energy policy. The list goes on.
Instead they just kick the can down the road on real issues and focus on getting re-elected.
Unless we stop them.
Here’s my question to you: If Congress is so bad, why do more than half of Americans say their own member deserves to be re-elected?
Tune in to the Situation Room at 4pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.
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