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.