The Washington Times - January 24, 2014, 08:55AM

Less than half of registered voters think their congressman deserves to be re-elected, a Gallup poll released Friday found.

Just 46 percent of registered voters supported sending their U.S. representative back to Washington, down from 59 percent in 2013. When asked if most members deserved re-election, just 17 percent supported keeping current lawmakers in the Capitol, a new record low.


The large percentage of voters who support sending fresh faces to Washington could mean some major changes in the 2014 election. In recent elections, Congress has seen many changes in membership when about 30 percent of voters across the country said lawmakers deserved to stay in Congress — more than 10 points higher than the sentiment in the country today.

Results from the poll are based on telephone interviews with more than 1,000 adults across the country between Jan. 5-8. The margin of error is 4 percent.