US Senator Scott Brown has just over a month in office under his belt and just a handful of significant votes in his pocket. So far, so good, says a healthy majority of Massachusetts voters, according to Rasmussen.
Rasmussen’s latest telephone survey of likely voters shows that 70 percent approve of Brown’s performance since he was sworn-in February 4, which includes 30 percent of those who “Strongly approve.”
These high marks come not long after Brown spurred a backlash with his vote in support of a $15 billion Democratic jobs bill in late February, when he and four other Republicans, including Senator Olympia Snowe and Senator Susan Collins, both of Maine, broke ranks to end debate on the bill and prevent a filibuster. The five were joined by 13 other Republicans in the final vote on the bill, which passed 70-28.
Rasmussen reports 26 percent who disapprove of Brown’s performance, which includes 11 percent who “Strongly disapprove.”
Fifty-eight percent say that the Kennedy dynasty is over in Massachusetts; 21 percent disagree, and 20 percent are not sure.
See Rasmussen's set of questions and responses here.
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