Do you put faith in a CNN poll that says that? Are you happy with your Rep? That is all that matters. National polls on Congress are irrelevant regardless of what the media tells you. I like my Representative and as long as more people in my District support him that is all that matters. National polls on Congressional popularity may make you feel good but think about it? I know you can figure this out.
I'm sure that Conservative saw other elections as a referendum on Obama ... like when a Democrat recently won the NY seat held by Republicans since Jack Kemp won it in the 70s. Or when Hoffman, a Democrat, won in a NY district that had been solidly Republican since the party was formed in 1856? I'm sure.