More are content in the role of armchair politician
Here’s an interesting finding from a new Rasmussen Reports poll released this week: Just 31% of Americans say they would run for Congress, even if they knew they had a reasonable chance of winning.
A solid 61% said they would not run, even if they knew they had a good chance of being elected.
And for all the anger that has been on display leading up to the November elections, here’s another stat that’s curious:
An overwhelming majority (91%) of adults say they have never gone to Washington, D.C. to discuss an important issue in a face-to-face meeting with their congressional representative. Just eight percent (8%) say they have done so.
Similarly, only 10% have sent a letter to their representative in Congress within the past month. Eighty-eight percent (88%) have not.