May Senate Approval Numbers from Survey USA
New May numbers in bold, 4/24/07 numbers in brackets, 11/22/06 in parenthesis
Norm Coleman: 51-42 [53-41] (48-43)
John Cornyn: 46-40 [43-40] (45-42)
Pete Domenici: 52-42 [54-38] (68-25)
Mitch McConnell: 54-39 [53-40] (54-39)
Pat Roberts: 52-36 [48-39] (51-36)
Jeff Sessions: 60-31 [54-36] (58-32)
Gordon Smith: 48-39 [51-41] (54-37)
John Warner: 62-29 [55-33] (60-28)
Tom Harkin: 56-36 [57-38] (53-40)
John Kerry: 47-47 [54-41] (48-50)
1) On the Democratic side: Glad to see Harkin hang tight in the mid-50's. In a perverse way, I'm glad to see Kerry drop back down; it might encourage national Republicans to waste money, time, and resources there.
2) Domenici's drop continues, but is beginning to level off in the low-50's. Quite a plummet from the pre-Attorney Purge scandal approval in the high 60's.
3) Gordon Smith dipping below 50 and Cornyn languishing below 50 should hopefully jumpstart the situations in Oregon and Texas.
4) Coleman, McConnell, and Roberts continue to float around 50. It's amazes me that even Roberts in Kansas can't get above the low-50's.
5) It is disappointing to see Sessions and Warner shoot back up - especially Warner, who is pondering retirement. We want him thinking that a re-election bid will be a painstaking, arduous undertaking and not a worthy alternative to retirement.