According to a new national poll:
Just 8 percent of Americans want the members of Congress re-elected, according to a CBS News-New York Times poll taken nine months before roughly one-third of the Senate and the entire House face voters.
The Feb. 5-10 survey found 81 percent of respondents saying the lawmakers shouldn't receive another term.
And yet, that same public will almost undoubtedly return about 90 percent of incumbents running for reelection to office.
Americans are pretty terrible at throwing the bums out, no matter what we tell pollsters.
Via Glenn Reynolds, who optimistically headlines the item "Hope."