Anger at Incumbents on the Last Day of Primaries

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Across the country, today’s primary elections are the final round before November’s general election. When the last seven states take to the polls, they will close this season's intra-party jockeying and complete the story of how the political narrative of “anti-incumbent anger” is really playing out in voting booths nationwide.  

Will there be further Tea Party-led upsets, the likes of which we saw in Alaska when Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski lost her primary fight with Joe Miller? Or will a new story emerge? Will voters “play it safe” by choosing the political candidates most likely to win in a general election, even if they are moderates?

For more, we speak to three political reporters following these elections. Mark Eichmann is a reporter on WHYY’s news magazine FirstJosh Rogers, political reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio; and Anna Sale, the editor of WNYC’s new political site, It's a Free Country joins us to discuss how incumbent anger is playing out in the early polling.


Mark Eichmann, Josh Rogers and Anna Sale

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