This proves that we're all hypocrites, or unable to control our political destinies, or both.
That chart, along with a bunch of other disturbing data, comes courtesy of the National Journal. Even though voters claim to hate Congress now more than ever, not a single incumbent has lost a primary.
...NJ explains this with the usual "politics is local" wisdom: We hate Congress, but we like our individual congressional representative. Plus, most districts are gerrymandered in partisan ways. And of course, there's always the chance that those incumbents can lose the general election, though they rarely do...
This is why I don't call it a reelection rate; I prefer the term "recidivism rate."
Hat tip: BadBlue News.