Friday, April 21, 2006
Poll Numbers Down the Toilet
According to Survey USA, as of April 20, the two bottom feeders in their poll are Sens. Rick Sentarum of Pennsylvania and Conrad Burns of Montana with a 39 percent approval rate.
Both Republican senators will likely lose their seat in November; one is embroiled in the Jack Abramoff scandal and the other is simply too conservative for his blue state.
Out of 29 senators running for reelection this fall, nine other senators also have approval rates below 50 percent.
They are: Bob Menendez, D-NJ., 40 percent approval rate; Jon Kyle, R-AZ., 45 percent approval rate; Debbie Stabenow, D-MI., 45 percent approval rate; Sens. Jim Talent, R-MO., Maria Cantwell, D-WA., Ben Nelson, D-FL., and Mike DeWine (R-OH., 48 percent approval rates; and Sens. John Ensign, R-NV., and George Allen, R-Va., with 49 percent approval rates.
One very hopeful sign for Democrats is the list includes only four Democrats, but 11 Republicans fall under the "magic" 50 percent approval rate.
It's a also good thing for the GOP that some senators don't have to face voters in the fall. Here is a list of senators who don't have to run this year. The poll numbers are from dismal to lukewarm.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX., 41 percent approval rate; Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC., 42 percent approval rate; Sens. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ, Jim Bunning, R-KY., and Mel Martinez, R-FL. with 43 percent approval rates; Sens. Wayne Allard, R-CO., 44 percent approval rate; Sen. Mark Dayton, D-MN., 45 percent approval rate; George Voinovich, R-OH., 46 percent approval rate; Sen. John Inhofe, R-OK., 47 percent approval rate; Sen. John Sununu, R-NY., 48 percent approval rate; John Inhofe, R-OK., 47 percent approval rate; and Norm Coleman, R-MN., and Johnny Isakson (R-GA., 49 percent approval rates.
Again, out of the 13 senators not up for reelection this year under 50 percent, 11 are Republicans and only two are Democrats.
Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska tops the entire list with an astronomical 73 percent approval rate.
In fact, seven Democrats make the top 10 list; and the only Republicans on the list are Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine. Independent James Jeffords of Vermont rounds out the top 10 list.
Let's face it, Democrats are the party people like; they're creative, funny and HONEST. Only RINO's (Republicans pretending to be Democrats on easy votes) are able to make the Senate elite list.
Maybe because he's not running for reelection, but normally popular Sen. Paul Sarbanes, D-MD., only has a 46 percent approval rate.