More Than Two Thirds of Americans Think Elections Are Rigged for Incumbents

Photo Credit: TownHall More than two thirds of Americans surveyed in a recent Rasmussen poll say that they believe election rules are “rigged” to ensure that incumbents are victorious.

Some 68 percent of respondents in the new Rasmussen survey say the high retention rate in Congress is because lawmakers are able to exploit favorable election rules, not because they do a good job representing their constituents.

And 48 percent of likely voters believe that American elections are not fair to voters — the highest percentage since 2004. By contrast, 39 percent of voters say elections are fair. Of the likely voters surveyed, 14 percent say they’re not sure.

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