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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

SUSA 50-State Senate Poll

Posted by DavidNYC

Yargh. Freakin' eight-hour take-"home" (ie, take straight to the library) federal white collar crime final. What a freakin' misery. Anyhow, to cheer myself up, I took a look at these numbers from SUSA's newly-released 50-state senators poll, sorted by approval rating:

63. Chaffee: 54% approval/38% disapproval
75. Talent: 51/39
82. Ensign: 49/33
82. Frist (open seat): 49/42
88. DeWine: 47/42
88. Santorum: 47/43
91. Kyl: 46/39
95. Burns: 45/41

These, of course, are our top take-over targets. Unfortunately, a number of our weakest seats (eg, Florida, Michigan) don't rate all that highly either. But overall, the chart looks a lot worse for the GOP than it does for us right now.

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Chaffee will start to go down too, as soon as we tie the noose, that is George W. Bush, around his neck.

Posted by: jkfp2004 [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 13, 2005 08:21 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Chafee's approval rating amongst Rhode Island Republicans - 38% (good thing that the sample was 13% Republican)

Lincoln with Independents - 53%

Posted by: RBH [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 13, 2005 10:25 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Some of our incumbents have weak numbers, but the GOP has found no credible challengers in some places, so it's the races aren't competitive. AZ, PA, OH and TN were all seats Republicans gained in 1994 and had no credible Democratic challengers in 2000, but this time we have a shot because we have serious challengers.

Posted by: DemocratsOfTheLeft [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 14, 2005 12:48 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Looks like the only one of these creeps up for re-election next year whose negatives are greater than his positives is Conrad Burns, the crook from Montana. I doubt the fact that he got the biggest share of bribes from Abramoff's Indian casino scams had even become public before his crash-and-burn numbers were tabulated. And, on top of that, there's a real grassroots kind of Democrat looking to take that seat, John Tester. Considering the recent electoral history of the state and the distinct possibility that Burns will be indicted before the election, I would say this is a great target for a good, non-DLC Democrat.

Posted by: DownWithTyranny [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 14, 2005 05:22 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

What's going on with Frank Lautenberg? I had no idea he was that unpopular.

Posted by: robitude [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 15, 2005 09:56 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I have no idea. I love Frank Lautenberg. It always upsets me to see him at the bottom of these SUSA polls. I have no idea what gives. Maybe New Jerseyans are just tired of him after all these years? For shame! The guy's got incredible fighting spirit.

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 15, 2005 10:03 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment