Jeff Flake's Poll Numbers Somehow Got Worse: Whopping 18 Percent Give Him a Thumbs-Up

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Senator Jeff Flake
Senator Jeff Flake is doing a pretty darn good job in office, according to very, very few people.

Flake wasn't exactly a big fan of the recent poll that showed his approval rating was just 32 percent, and he probably won't like the poll released today, in which just 18 percent of people said Flake's doing an "excellent" or "good" job in office.

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That's according to the Behavior Research Center, which recently found that only 26 percent thought Senator John McCain was doing an "excellent" or "good job."

This poll compares Flake's rating to that of former Senator Jon Kyl -- whom Flake replaced -- nothing that 34 percent gave the thumbs-up to Kyl back in '96, not long after he started out in the Senate.

Even worse news for Flake is that the Behavior Research Center says this poll of Arizonans was conducted before Flake's controversial vote against an amendment to expand background checks for gun purchases.

The previous poll, which put Flake's approval rating at 32 percent, was done after the vote.

In this Behavior Research Center poll, not even Republicans were overly kind to Flake, really, with 29 percent giving a positive answer for his job performance.

Check out the full results here.

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28 comments
azwi
azwi

yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!   lets get rid of the useless racist warmongering senator

Boogie
Boogie

Jon Kyl. My penis is longer than his name.

Linda Gibson
Linda Gibson

It's not going to stop him from doing other dubious acts upon the people.

marcy
marcy

That's one misleading article Matt.

43% rated Flake as Fair to Exxcellent

26% gave him a poor to very poor rating

I'd say that 43% gave him a thumbs up, 26% a thumbs down and 31% had no opinion

As for the confusion over whether his approval rating is up or down, you actually need to stick to a single poll to make a case for that, you can't pick two completely different polls.  Read what valleynative says, Matt seems to be confused what previous means.

Jasmine Michaels
Jasmine Michaels

Just because I support marriage equality doesn't mean I'm a lesbian. You conservatives are so stupid. Go kill yourself with your gun that you didn't need a background check on and do the world a favor.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

Pointing out the obvious, if his poll numbers were at 18% BEFORE the vote, and were 32% AFTER the vote, that means that Flake, who has always been unpopular, saw his approval rating nearly double after the vote.

This recent vote has really been the only positive thing I recall ever hearing about Flake.

Mike Perry
Mike Perry

Thank you. I voted for Senator Flake and I got the "NO" vote that I wanted on Manchin-Toomey

Christopher Flournoy
Christopher Flournoy

Yes, As you give away our liberties one by one and make us a impoverished nation. Voting against the gun laws is a good thing. Caesar was killed by a knife maybe the next emperor will have to be killed the same way.

Wayne Bauer
Wayne Bauer

Liberals don't know the meaning of polls, they are mouthpieces for rhetoric. We wanted a conservative and got deceived, but we sure didn't want a liberal carmona

48wayne
48wayne

I wonder if anyone paid attention to the article, not how worded but FACTS. Conservative arizonans, hated flake before the no vote on gun control. He voted to allow HAGEL, he voted to send f-16th and tanks to our enemies, He is known for contributing to the worst AN+MNESTY and ILLEGAL spending bill ever. He got positive support on NO manchin liberal gun control. Now don't be distracted with his pushing amnesty, if he fails us he needs recalled, get signed up on recall fb page.

David Corpus
David Corpus

we'll put him next on the AZ recall list, right after Arpaio's signatures are done.

Sue White
Sue White

I love good news on a Friday!

Cris Cross
Cris Cross

Both him and john mccain are pieces of shit. They should quit. And move away from here.

Robb Vaules
Robb Vaules

How about that dream happens sooner? The majority is not that far off.

Jasmine Michaels
Jasmine Michaels

This guy really is a flake, pun intended. Voters here in good 'ol AZ had a chance to elect a great senator in Dr. Richard Carmona and chose this asshat of course. These people that voted for him are getting what they deserve.

Dustin Mitchell
Dustin Mitchell

I'm honestly really looking forward to Arizona in like 30-40 years.. when all the older snowbirds that retire here and are stuck in their ways are dead and gone and our current generation... more open to change and wanting this country to be a better place.. whether its gay marriage, legalizing drugs, weapons issues, etc are the ones with the power to change things rather than being a minority voice

Reggievv
Reggievv

Big deal. He's in office. For 5 1/2 more years. Besides nothing JAF says is true anyway.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Are these poll numbers liberals or everybody in general.  You can't believe anything the New Times says as genuine.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan BRC was the same group that at one time gave your butt buddy Joker an approval rating of 80%, there Jaffy!


A number the Joker used, even when it had dropped into the low 50's.

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

@JoeArpaioFan You could find out if you clicked the link. I wouldn't expect a Joe Arpaio fan to be real big on investigating things for proof and not to confirm your bias.

Independents and Democrats rate him 12% and 16% respectively. Republicans are at 29%.


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