The importance of being an incumbent

The importance of being an incumbent

9 May 2013 – People hate Congress. But most incumbents get re-elected. What gives?

A brief piece, but full of useful statistics. For Unit 4, we have had discussions over the fact that many people hate Congress but love their Congressman; this gives you evidence. It is also useful for Unit 3 questions on elections and the importance of being an incumbent in order to win.

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