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Rational World: Should I Even Bother Voting?

rationworld:

According to Gallup, Congress’ approval rating is at 17% (as of June ‘12). This is not a new trend. In 2010, Congress’ approval rating was 13%. Yet, despite this consistent disapproval of Congress, its members continually get re-elected extremely high rates. In 2010 when Congress’ approval…

I don’t think that’s right at all. The relevant metric is whether people approve of their Congressperson. I’d vote for my guy over the other party’s challenger. But I think all of your Congresspeople are horrible.

  1. noirworld answered: Your only choices are candidates the corporations choose to sponsor. People pick one even if they don’t like them. They have no options.
  2. dendroica answered: People tend to approve of their own representative while disapproving of the whole. Then there are also a lot of single-party districts.
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    I don’t think that’s right at all. The relevant metric is whether people approve of their Congressperson. I’d vote for...
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