Washington (CNN) - Common wisdom suggests that Americans' anger toward government, seen through protests and polling, will lead to high voter turnout in the primaries and a bucking of both party's incumbents and establishment favorites.
But is that necessarily the case?
"While Republicans in certain primaries have these problems, when November comes it's not going to be about incumbency, it's going to be about who's running the country," said Stuart Rothenberg, publisher and editor of "The Rothenberg Political Report."
Rothenberg, who closely follows House and Senate races, noted that the focus in midterms will be "anti-Democratic."
But the recent race for the GOP primary in Utah indicates that getting to the top will not be so easy for incumbent Republicans, either.