October 10, 2018

Vulnerable Red State Dems Top Rankings of Least Popular Senators

Vulnerable Red State Dems Top Rankings of Least Popular Senators

According to a new Morning Consult poll, Democrats that are up for re-election in states that President Trump won by double digits top the list of least popular senators. Missouri’s Claire McCaskill remains the most unpopular Democrat on the list. Florida Senator Bill Nelson took the biggest hit seeing a 12 point slide.

“Nelson joined three other Senate Democrats on the ballot next month in Trump-won states — Claire McCaskill in Missouri, Joe Donnelly in Indiana and Joe Manchin in West Virginia — in trailing the president’s net popularity among their constituents.”

The poll also noted the decline of New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez:

“Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) was the quarter’s second most unpopular senator who will appear on the ballot next month, following McCaskill. His net approval rating fell by 8 points, to 16 points underwater, with 46 percent of Garden State voters disapproving of his job performance.”

With their favorability underwater, it’s unlikely that these numbers budge in their favor ahead of the election.