- Florida Sen. Mel Martinez - According to the poll, Martinez's approval rating in Florida is now at 23 percent, while 47 percent disapprove of his performance. Thirty-one percent said they had no opinion.
- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham - In a poll conducted in June, Graham scored just a 31 percent approval rating among South Carolina voters. More Republicans (45 percent) than Democrats (32 percent) disapproved of his performance.
- Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl - Kyl was ranked as the most conservative senator by National Journal in 2006, so when he became one of the key supporters of the immigration legislation, he raised a few eyebrows among party activists.According to state party spokesman Brett Mecum, over 95 percent of calls coming into the state party were against the legislation.
- Utah Rep. Chris Cannon - Cannon has faced fierce challenges from the right over the issue of immigration in the last two elections, and was hoping a compromise bill would defuse the issue and stave off challengers in his Provo-based district.But with passion on the issue still running high, Cannon will again likely face a serious primary challenge. One high-profile primary challenger, Jason Chaffetz, former chief of staff to Gov. Jon Huntsman, has already entered the race.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Sen. Martinez At 23 Approval
Politico contrived a list of the Republicans most seriously hurt by their backing of the amnesty bill:
You can go to the Politco Web site to read the whole thing.
As for Martinez, he has until 2010 to actually impress somebody in Florida.
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