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US Voters Dislike Congress, but Re-elect its Members Anyway

There is an old saying in American politics: If you don’t like the politicians you’ve put in office, you can always “throw the bums out.” But that’s not how things often play out in the real world of politics in America. Americans disdain Congress as an institution, but, like clockwork, they keep re-electing the same people every two years. Consider Congress’s dreary approval ratings ahead of the November 8 elections. According to a Gallup survey conducted October 5-9, only 18...

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