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Doug Jones approval rating at 41 percent, new poll shows

Senator Doug Jones, D-Alabama, has maintained a consistent approval rating since last quarter, according to a new poll. 

The Morning Consult’s newest Senator Approval Ranking for the fourth quarter of last year shows Jones’ current approval rating sits at 41 percent with a disapproval rating of 35 percent for a net approval rating of plus 6 points. 24 percent of those polled answered were unsure.

In the third quarter of last year, Jones’ approval rating was 41 percent with a disapproval rating of 36 percent for a net approval rating of 5 points.

The poll also measures senators approval rating among Democrats and Republicans. 

Among Democrats, Jones has a net approval rating of 52 points. Among Republicans, Jones has a rating of negative 25 points. 

The poll shows Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, approval rating at 46 percent with a disapproval rating of 29 percent for a net approval rating of 17 points. The new poll shows an increase of 2 percent in Shelby’s approval rating since the third quarter of last year. 

Shelby has a net approval rating of 45 points among Republicans and a rating of negative 12 points among Democrats.

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Morning Consult conducted 494,899 surveys with registered U.S. voters from October 1 through December 31, 2019, to determine the Q4 2019 Senator Rankings to measure the difference between the share of voters who approve of a senator’s job performance minus those who disapprove.

The top 10 senators with the highest approval rankings in the Morning Consult poll are:

1. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont – 65 percent

2. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming – 64 percent

3. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont – 64 percent

4. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming – 62 percent

5. Angus King, I-Maine – 58 percent

6. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota – 56 percent

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7. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota – 56 percent

8. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island – 53 percent

9. Chris Coons, D-Delaware – 52 percent

10. John Thune, R-South Dakota – 52 percent

 

Jessa Reid Bolling
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Jessa Reid Bolling is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter and graduate of The University of Alabama with a B.A. in journalism and political science.

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