Dem seats on the line

Lack of confidence in Congress may spell high turnover for Democrats

Americans’ approval of our congressional leaders is up slightly from last fall’s historic low of 9 percent. But according to Gallup, which has tracked the approval rating for 40 years, the current approval rate of 14 percent is the lowest found in October of a midterm election year. All 435 House of Representatives and 36 Senate seats are up for grabs. Historically, during times of low voter approval, the members of the president’s party stand to lose seats. In other words, there is a lot at stake for Democrats this coming Tuesday.