Jun 21 2006
Who’s the most popular senator in the Northwest (and elsewhere)? SurveyUSA has the answers.
The polling company, which polls state by state in coordination with local organizations (TV stations, in the Northwest), has been doing regular popularity numbers on top elected officials. As of June, here are the numbers for the region’s Senate delegation:
|Senator||State||Favorable %||Unfavorable %||Margin|
None of them were super-high; Crapo, who ranked highest, was 27th among the 100 senators. Cantwell ranked at 80; poor luck for her that the lowest-ranking of the senators is also the only one in the region up for election this year.
In 2008, however, Idaho’s Craig and Oregon’s Smith return to the ballot (assuming they’re running again – neither has announced). Neither have overwhelming numbers, according to SUSA, and Smith’s in particular seem a little weak. If Democrats fare well in November in Oregon, the partisan knives will be out for Smith before long. An approval rating at 47% isn’t where you want it to be if you’re heading up to an election.Share on Facebook