59 percent of Americans say elections are rigged

Data shows that voter turnout in the midterm election hit a 72-year low, and this might be one reason why: A majority of Americans continue to believe that elections are rigged in favor of incumbents.

In other words, why bother heading to the polls?

A newly-released poll from Rasmussen Reports shows that 59 percent of Americans believe most members of Congress are re-elected simply because the election process significantly favors incumbents.

That’s better than last year, but not by much. A previous Rasmussen poll showed 68 percent said elections were rigged.

Of the 800 likely voters, only 14 percent say incumbents are reelected because they do a good job.


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