Report Summary

The American political landscape is marked by what appears to be the early stages of a massive voter rebellion against their presidential choices and their check kiting Congressmen. Times Mirror’s latest survey finds that discontent with Congress as an institution is coming home to affect individual incumbent members of Congress. Thirty-nine percent of the public believe their own representative has bounced checks and 61 percent of the public say they are inclined to vote against their member of Congress if he or she has kited as few as ten checks.