HW due Tuesday: Read 260-273 and take the reading quiz.
Campaigns & Elections Unit: Day One--Incumbency Advantage
The approval rating for Congress is currently at 13%. Despite this low number, most members of Congress (typically over 90%) will be re-elected next year. How is this possible?
Key Term: Incumbent=the current office holder seeking reelection.
Boundless: The Power of Incumbency
The Advantages of Incumbency in Congressional Elections
Why Incumbents Rarely Lose
People Hate Congress. But Most Incumbents Get Re-elected. What Gives?