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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 09:35 PM

Bernie Sanders: America’s most popular senator.

He may never be president. But Bernie Sanders is America’s most popular senator.

The least popular? Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader.

They top the list of most popular and least popular senators in their home states, measured by Morning Consult, a nonpartisan media and survey technology company. It surveyed 62,288 registered voters across the nation since January.

It found potential trouble for vulnerable Republicans this fall. The party now has 54 of the Senate’s 100 seats; but 24 GOP seats are up and at least six are regarded as potential pickups for Democrats. Ten Democratic seats are in play; but only one, Nevada, is seen as a possible GOP gain. The shaky Republican incumbents all hail from states President Barack Obama won four years ago.

They include: Sens. Pat Toomey, R-PA, 46%; Rob Portman, R-OH, 44%; Ron Johnson, R-WI, 43%; and Mark Kirk, R-IL, 39%. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, had 54% approval.

At: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article74288627.html#storylink=cpy
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This is the second year in a row Bernie Sanders has earned this honor.

The ten most popular senators were:

1) Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
2) Susan Collins (R-ME)
3) John Hoeven (R-ND)
4) Angus King (I-ME)
5) Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
6) Thomas Carper (D-DE)
7) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
8) John Barrasso (R-WY)
9) Al Franken (D-MN)
10) Chris Coons (D-DE)

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Reply Bernie Sanders: America’s most popular senator. (Original post)
forest444 Apr 2016 OP
MFM008 Apr 2016 #1
forest444 Apr 2016 #2
brooklynite Apr 2016 #3
forest444 Apr 2016 #4
JeffHead Apr 2016 #5
JudyM Apr 2016 #10
immoderate Apr 2016 #6
forest444 Apr 2016 #7
TDale313 Apr 2016 #8
immoderate Apr 2016 #11
Threebolo Apr 2016 #12
GreenPartyVoter Apr 2016 #13
Demsrule86 Apr 2016 #9
Uncle Joe Apr 2016 #14
forest444 Apr 2016 #16
trumad Apr 2016 #15
forest444 Apr 2016 #17

Response to forest444 (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 09:39 PM

1. I like mine

Patty Murray.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 09:41 PM

2. While I have had some differences with her, I do too.

I remember thinking at the time Gore ran that, if he had picked her as his running mate instead of Traitor Joe, we would have probably won.

(he did, of course - but you know what I mean)

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 09:43 PM

3. So, he should stay that way?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 09:46 PM

4. Perhaps.

The problem, from a Democratic voter's perspective, is that Ms. Inevitable might stay as unpopular as she is.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:04 PM

5. If he is not the nominee and the Dems take back the Senate....

He should throw his hat in the ring and run for Senate Majority Leader. A position of real power to set the agenda for the Senate going forward. Once the dust settles that would be the absolute best place for him to land. If not that Bernie and Elizabeth Warren tag teaming on the banking committee would be pretty nice to see as well. If anything else he has gained more influence in the Senate than he ever could have imagined. Let the chips fall where the may. Bernie will continue to fight for us no matter where he ends up.

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:46 PM

10. Nice thought. He has certainly earned a position of greater power, and I would love for Clinton

to *have to* work with him.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:07 PM

6. All of the top 10 are from low population states, except -->

 

Al Franken.

MN is way above the median at 5M. Of the others, only Maine breaks a million, and not by much.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:11 PM

7. Al's great.

I knew he would win when I saw his 2008 camapaign announcement. In it, he told voters the story of how his family (Brooklyn Jews, originally) ended up in Minnesota.

"My father," he said, "opened a business in Albert Lea because the train went through that town. Unfortunately, he didn't do well because while the train did go through Albert Lea, it didn't stop at Albert Lea."

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Response to immoderate (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:34 PM

8. Amy Klobuchar is also from MN

And also in top 10. But your basic point still stands.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 12:21 AM

11. Oops! I breezed right by that.

 



--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 12:31 AM

12. Being popular in a tiny state is easier

 

As you noted.

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Response to Threebolo (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:31 AM

13. Well, of course it is.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:39 PM

9. My Senator Sherrod Brown is way better

Sorry, I just don't agree...and I doubt Bernie will get it next year after the way he is behaving during the primary.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:23 AM

14. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, forest.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 11:06 AM

16. You're welcome, Joe.

I see it's irked some of the Hillaristas around here. Can't please everyone.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:24 AM

15. Bullshit list

 

Where is Warren?

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Response to trumad (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 11:14 AM

17. Good question.

Here's a link to the poll itself. Warren's ranked a very respectable Nº 14, with 61% approval (net, +34%).

https://morningconsult.com/senate-approval-bernie-rubio-cruz/

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