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Poll: Flake among least-favorite senators after gun-bill vote

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake’s vote against expanded background checks on gun sales earlier this month caused his approval ratings to drop, making him one of the “most unpopular” senators in the country, a new poll says.... Read more»

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Apr 29, 2013, 9:36 pm
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Ummm…hello? Anyone read the Constitution around here? If they did and have a calendar, they would see that Flake has about five years before he has to campaign for reelection. By that time, (hopefully) this idiocy will be a distant memory. So, assuming that this poll has any accuracy whatsoever (and that’s being VERY generous), it is completely and totally irrelevant to the real world.

Apr 29, 2013, 9:42 pm
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Now, how about a poll for the least favorite Congressmen? Betcha anything Grijalva cracks the top three…but no one wants to talk about that, now do they?

Apr 30, 2013, 9:28 am
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@Bret Linden,

We get it, you don’t like Raul. But the voters seem to:

SAUCEDO MERCER, GABRIELA (REP)      62,663   37.08% 
GRIJALVA, RAUL M. (DEM)      98,468   58.27% 
GUERRA, BLANCA (LBT)      7,567   4.48% 
Write-in     282   0.17%

Apr 30, 2013, 9:32 am
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Do I have to talk about the faults of the lack of voter verification and how districts are drawn? I’m still waiting to see a good explanation of how someone who calls for an economic boycott of his own state gets reelected.

Do you (or anyone) honestly think that Raul could get elected in any of the other 434 districts in this country? And, if you correctly realize that he can’t, then why in the world isn’t that seen as a problem?

Apr 30, 2013, 9:35 am
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@Dylan Smith

We get it, you don’t like Jeff. But the voters seem to:

Perc         Votes       Party     Candidate
50.2%  834128   R   Jeff Flake
45.4%  754117   D   Richard Carmona
4.3%          72216   L   Marc Victor

Apr 30, 2013, 9:53 am
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@Bret Linden,

You’re making the common mistake of blaming the messenger for the information in a news story. I don’t feel one way or another about Flake (or Grijalva, for that matter), except for my disappointment at the newly elected senator’s staff continuing to ignore reporters from Southern Arizona.

I know you spent some time working in government, but surely you can tell that 21 is larger than 5.

Apr 30, 2013, 10:09 am
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@Dylan Smith

Hey, you published this story, I didn’t. I would have never published this story. If it were campaign season, then maybe.

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An aide to Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., downplayed the significance of the survey that claimed to show a sharp drop in the senator’s popularity after his vote against a measure to require expanded background checks on gun buyers.


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