I’ve been remarking for some time on how odd it strikes me that the bulk of Republican Senators representing states that Barack Obama carried in November seem to have no worries that blanket opposition to his agenda will hurt them at the polls. Now via Steve Benen, I Rob Christensen in the Raleigh News & Observer wondering if Richard Burr (D-NC) is going down to defeat: “Two statewide polls show Burr’s approval rating in the mid-30 percent range, regarded as a dangerously low number for an incumbent.”
That really is dangerously low. I have no idea what kind of candidates are out there to run against him, but mid-thirties is terrible for an incumbent in re-election cycle.
Meanwhile, you don’t seem to hear much about Kay Hagan, do you? But I suppose the same could be said for all the newly elected Senators. The newly appointed ones seem to have hogged most of the press.