(The following was originally published in the Chicago Sun-Times.)
More and more Americans are saying they think elections are unfair and rigged in favor of incumbents, a new Rasmussen Reports poll shows.
The national poll shows that nearly half of Americans (48 percent) say elections aren’t fair, which is the highest amount since 2004 when the poll began.
Where does the unfairness come into play? Of those polled, 68 percent said members of Congress get re-elected because the election process is rigged to benefit incumbents. Only 9 percent said they believe members of Congress win another term because they’ve done a good job. Nearly a quarter (23 percent) are unsure.