U.S. Senate Poll

Florida Republican Senator Mel Martinez got a wakeup call after a new poll showed the junior senator’s seat is in jeopardy. The Quinnipiac University Poll claims only 36 percent of likely voters think the senator deserves a second term. 40 percent say they’d vote against the first term senator. While support for Martinez is low, 68 percent of likely voters say they approve of the job Charlie Crist is doing. Quinnipiac Pollster Peter Brown says while Martinez is down right now, there’s still a long time before he’s up for reelection.

“It’s a sign of weakness. The Democrats obviously have much better opportunity at unseating Senator Mel Martinez than they do Governor Crist. Now again we have a few years to go and that’s a lifetime in politics,” Brown says.

And of course both Governor Crist and Senator Martinez aren’t up for reelection until 2010.

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  • by Ed Location: Tallahassee on Nov 19, 2008 at 05:45 AM
    As near as I can tell this guy is pretty much useless. Bu$h with a Hispanic face.
  • by Bill on Nov 19, 2008 at 05:40 AM
    That's a tremendous approval rate at this point and time. Our Democratic Senate has only a 9% approval. Just wait a year and it will change again.
  • by Robert Location: Obrien on Nov 19, 2008 at 04:19 AM
    EVERY elected representative must work for and be responsive to not some, not most, but ALL of their constituents instead of lobbyist and big $ interests or be voted out of office. Absoulte power corrupts absoultety.
  • by republican Location: canada on Nov 18, 2008 at 10:33 PM
    well now that communisum has taken hold of congress and the voters were duped into electing a slaick talking con artist puppet. One can hope that Americans wake up in two years and see change only meant change in the lawmakers pork barells projects pockets and reverse this dirsturbing trend starting in 2010. HOWEVER VOTING FOR that pork barrel bailout laves a sour taste in my mouth.
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