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Poll: Sen. Martinez weak



A group called Public Policy Polling reports that in three polls this summer that Sen. Mel Martinez's job approval rating had tanked. The group works primarily for Democrats.

In June his approval rating was 23%, in July it was 24%, and in September it was 23%.

They found that CFO Alex Sink would beat him in a hypothetical 2010 race, 37-31.


"We found that in hypothetical 2010 matchups Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink would lead Martinez 37-31, Congressman Robert Wexler would be tied with him 31-31, former Senator Bill Graham would lead him 51-31, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would lead him 38-37, Congressman Allen Boyd would lead him 37-33, and Congressman Ron Klein would lead him 37-33. Martinez is probably the most endangered incumbent in the country for 2010 and given his lack of popularity even with Republicans is ripe for a strong primary challenge."

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:46pm]


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