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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:17 AM

Susan Collins' disapproval rating spikes in new poll ahead of targeted 2020 re-election bid

Source: Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — More Mainers disapproved of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins than approved of her in the second quarter of 2019 for the first time in more than two years of polling by a national firm in perhaps the best sign yet for Democrats in an uphill bid to oust her in 2020.

Collins, a Republican, became a top target for Democrats after her October vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Next year’s campaign is tracking to be the most expensive in Maine history, with Collins raising nearly $6.5 million by June’s end to $1 million in 10 days for House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, one of four Democrats running.

The level of the threat to Collins, who long polled as Maine’s most popular politician and won her fourth term in 2014 with more than two-thirds of votes, has been difficult to discern, but online polling from Morning Consult shows a 22-percentage point drop in approval for Collins between the beginning of 2017 and the second quarter of 2019.

Data from the latest quarter, released Tuesday, pegged Collins at 45 percent approval and 48 percent disapproval, with an error margin of 2 percentage points. She had a 67 percent approval rating in the first quarter of 2017 and was measured at 52 percent approval and 39 percent disapproval in the first three months of this year.

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Reply Susan Collins' disapproval rating spikes in new poll ahead of targeted 2020 re-election bid (Original post)
jpak Jul 2019 OP
Legends303 Jul 2019 #1
JaneQPublic Jul 2019 #2
redstateblues Jul 2019 #3
UpInArms Jul 2019 #4
Bayard Jul 2019 #5
hopeforchange2008 Jul 2019 #6
EleanorR Jul 2019 #15
BlueIdaho Jul 2019 #7
Zambero Jul 2019 #8
Bengus81 Jul 2019 #9
Kind of Blue Jul 2019 #10
LibDemAlways Jul 2019 #11
smooth64 Jul 2019 #12
Name removed Jul 2019 #13
lindysalsagal Jul 2019 #14

Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:22 AM

1. Not good for Collins

In order for an incumbent to win they have to be over 50 percent in the Senate.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:34 AM

3. Vote her out

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:47 AM

4. Maybe she will express her concern

as she turns in her senate office keys

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:57 AM

5. 22% drop

Buh-bye Susan!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:03 AM

6. I can't believe she was at 67% approval a few months ago

but I'm glad to hear that she's down to 45%. I hope that trend continues.

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Response to hopeforchange2008 (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:49 PM

15. 67% was for the 1st quarter of 2017

The first quarter of 2019 she had 52% approval.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:40 AM

7. So the traitor is upside down?

Chipping in to throw her out.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:03 AM

8. Having hitched her wagon to the Trump train

Collins' oft-repeated wishy-washy "concerns" have done little or nothing to slow it down. Her flimsy excuse for voting to make Kavanaugh a sure bet on the basis of "Oh, he won't vote to overturn Roe" revealed her as a disingenuous fraud and reliable tool in Trump's kit. She must be sent packing if there is any hope for regaining the Senate in 2020. Hopefully many more of Collins' constituents will come around to figuring her out between now and then.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:07 AM

9. SEND HER BACK!! SEND HER BACK!!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:19 PM

10. Excellent!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:02 AM

11. The only thing worse than a die hard reichwing Repuke,

is a die hard reichwing Repuke masquerading as a moderate. Collins' vote on the ACA was an act of political self preservation; but after Kavanaugh, all bets are off. She screwed the pooch on that one and won't be forgiven. She can kiss her cushy seat good-bye next November.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 07:05 AM

12. This good news but

 

The democrats have to put up a good candidate to run against her.If it's a Corporate dem they will not beat her

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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:38 PM

14. Couldn't happen to a lamer excuse for a human being

Hope she's done.

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