October 31, 2017

Senate Democrats See Significant Drops In Approval Ratings

Senate Democrats See Significant Drops In Approval Ratings

Anyone looking forward toward the midterm elections next year knows that Senate Democrats face an uphill climb to hold the seats of the many red state Democrats up for re-election. Yet, in buying into Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s obstructionist strategy this year, they’ve made their political fortunes significantly worse. According to a new Morning Consult poll, many embattled Senate Democrats, up for re-election next year, have seen their approval ratings drop over the last three months:

  • Robert Menendez dropped by 10 points
  • Joe Manchin dropped by 9 points
  • Heidi Heitkamp dropped by 9 points
  • Joe Donnelly dropped by 7 points
  • Claire McCaskill dropped by 5 points
  • Bob Casey dropped by 4 points
  • Bill Nelson dropped by 4 points

This is a testament to the fact that voters back home know that Senate Democrats aren’t doing the job they were sent to Washington, D.C. to do.