15 June 2005

This doesn't look good for the Republicans


SurveyUSA has posted approval ratings for all 100 US senators.

The senators from my most recent state of residence, Washington, come in right in the middle of the pack.

But what's most interesting is the distribution of Democrats and Republicans. Nine of the top twelve, including the top three, are Democrats; nine of the bottom twelve are Republicans. Of the top 51 (sorry about the asymmetry — there were lots of ties), 29 were Democrats, 1 Independent, and 21 Republicans. In the bottom 49? 34 Republicans and 15 Democrats.

Of course, this might just reflect the usual American dislike for one-party politics. But it will be interesting to see what happens in the next elections.