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Klobuchar has highest approval rating

Klobuchar has highest approval rating
By Eric Black

Happy New Year and welcome back.

While MinnPost was on holiday hiatus, Public Policy Polling (PPP) released an overview/lookback at all of the approval ratings it compiled for U.S. senators during the second half of 2010. Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, with an approval rating of 59 percent, had the highest number on the list. Her disapproval rating of 29 percent gave her a +30, also the highest on the list, and by a significant margin over all the other senators rated. Klobuchar is up for reelection in 2012, which I believe we can now call “next year,” (although the election is almost two years away. Still not much buzz about any Republican preparing to take a shot.

59 senators, including a few who won’t be back this year, were covered by the PPP polls.

MN’s junior senator, Al Franken, with an approval/disapproval of 45/42 or +3, had the 31st highest of the 59, just below the middle of the pack. Franken is up for reelection in 2014.