Will voters clean house in 2014?


So who do you think will pay a political price for the federal government shutdown? Republicans? Democrats? Or both?

As of this writing, the stalemate over the shutdown was still holding, and many political observers are wondering how it will affect the important mid-term elections in 2014.

“Despite a robust campaign by Democrats to pin the blame exclusively on their GOP colleagues, the American public appears fed up with just about every elected member from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to the Capitol dome,” reported Fox News on Friday — as it announced results of new polling that indicates Americans are unhappy with politicians in both parties and that an “anti-incumbent backlash” may be coming.

Do you think that’s possible? Past elections show that voters — while critical of politicians nationally — generally support their own incumbent representative. Will the shutdown change that equation? Share your thoughts with me — with an email to mwilliams@coxohio.com.

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