December 10, 2009
12/10: Time for a Congressional Turnover?
The 2010 midterm elections are less than a year away. So, just how worried should representatives in Congress be?
51% of registered voters nationwide say they would support their current representative if the election were held today. 37% report they would vote for someone else. 12% are unsure.
Democrats are more satisfied with their representatives than are Republicans. 60% of Democrats would back their current elected official while 29% say they would support someone else. Republican voters, however, are more change-oriented. 44% say they would back the incumbent compared with 41% who would cast their ballot for the challenger. And, looking at those all-important Independent voters, they also divide. 46% say they would vote for their current representative, and 43% would support someone new.
Table: 2010 Congressional Elections