The Incumbent Conundrum: Getting People To Vote For You When They Hate Washington

It’s no fun being an incumbent these days. There’s the gridlock. The partisanship. The fact that Americans think more highly of athlete’s foot than they do a Member of Congress. …

So, how does that incumbent convince his/her constituents to re-hire them?

I posed that question to some of the smartest Democratic and Republican pollsters and media consultants in town. [cont.]

Amy Walter, Cook Political Report