Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bernie's The Most Beloved Senator In His Own State And McConnell Is The Most Loathed In His


Different approaches have meant different results

Morning Consult polled residents of every state to find out if voters approve or disapprove of the job their senators are doing. We mentioned earlier that Bernie Sanders has the highest approval ranking of any senator, 83% as well as the lowest disapproval rating, 13%. The surveys showed that Senate Democrats have an average approval rating of 54% and that Republicans have an average approval rating of 51%. The Senator is the worst shape of all has got to be Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with a 38% approval and a 52% disapproval. In fact, he's the only senator with over half the voters of his state disapproving of the job he's been doing.

But I'd say there are a dozen senators in especially bad shape, 3 Democrats and 9 Republicans. Only one of the Democrats-- Colorado's Michael Bennet-- and 3 of the Republicans-- Ron Johnson (WI), Mark Kirk (IL) and Rob Portman (OH)-- among the dozen are up for reelection in 2016. These are the 12 senators with the worst approval scores:
Gary Peters (D-MI)- 37%
Bob Menendez (D-NJ)- 37%
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)- 38%
Ron Johnson (R-WI)- 38%
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)- 39%
Jerry Moran (R-KS)- 40%
Mark Kirk (R-IL)- 41%
Pat Roberts (R-KS)- 41%
Thom Tillis (R-NC)- 41%
Rob Portman (R-OH)- 41%
Michael Bennet (D-CO)- 42%
Joni Ernst (R-IA)- 43%
Now let's look at the dozen with the highest disapproval numbers. The really bad report is for those senators on both lists. But only 5 are.
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)- 52%
Pat Roberts (R-KS)- 41%
John McCain (R-AZ)- 41%
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)- 39%
Harry Reid (D-NV)- 38%
Jon Tester (D-MT)- 38%
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)- 38%
Rand Paul (R-KY)- 37%
Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)- 37%
Bob Menendez (D-NJ)- 36%
Joni Ernst (R-IA)- 36%
David Vitter (R-LA)- 36%



At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce Braley must have run the worst campaign ever last year. He must have shown Iowans what an arrogant, self-satisfied tool he is. But what did Iowans think they were getting with Joni Ernst? I wasn't in Iowa to watch the race, but neither of these were good enough to shine Tom Harkin's shoes. Obviously, Iowans think so too.

At 3:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what a shame the Clintons wouldn't permit Ashley Judd to run and instead foisted hapless tool Alison Grimes on the Democrats and the people of Kentucky. Oh, well. The Dem leadership would rather lose than see someone in office they can't control.


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