Tag: U.S. House of Representatives

  • Fourteen U.S. House members have announced they will not run for re-election in 2024, below 2018-2022 average

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    On Sept. 18, U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton became the 14th U.S. House member to announce they will not run for re-election in 2024.  Wexton, an attorney and former state senator, was first elected in 2018 after defeating incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) 56%-44%. Wexton is retiring from public office following a medical diagnosis.  Including Wexton,…

  • The 118th Congress sees its lowest-ever approval rating average in August

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    At the end of August, approval polling averages showed President Joe Biden (D) at 41% approval. Fifty-four percent of voters disapproved of his performance. This was one point lower than the approval rating he received at the end of July. Throughout August, Biden’s approval rating remained between 41% and 42%. The lowest approval rating he’s…

  • More U.S. House races now featuring major-party competition

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    Over the past decade, the percentage of U.S. House of Representatives elections with only a Democrat or a Republican on the ballot has dropped in a majority of the election cycles and below the past century’s average. Here is the recent breakdown:  2014: 17.5% (36 races without a Democratic candidate and 40 without a Republican)…