Keep talking, Reid ... UPDATE: Video link to Dennis Miller's shredding of Reid
UPDATE at the end of the post.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now viewed favorably by 19% of American voters and unfavorably by 45%. Just 3% have a Very Favorable opinion while 22% hold a Very Unfavorable views.
Reid has been very visible over the past week in the furor over immigration reform. The effort to pass a bill that was more popular in Congress than among voters may have hurt public perceptions of the Democratic leader. His ratings are down from a month ago when 26% had a favorable opinion of the Democratic Senator. Reid’s highest ratings were 30% favorable in February.
The face of the Democrats in the Senate is roughly half as popular as Jorgé W. Bush. I'd be interested to see what the voters of NV think of their nutjob Senator.
Hey, in fairness, I gotta say what the new RNC Chair is facing:
A new poll shows that U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez's approval ratings with voters have plunged to an all-time low, apparently reflecting his support for a controversial immigration-reform bill.
Only 37 percent of those polled by Quinnipiac University approved of the way Martinez was handling his job, while 34 percent disapproved and the rest were undecided. That's down from a high of 48 percent approval -- and 22 percent disapproval -- in February, before the latest immigration bill was announced.
"The rest were undecided" as to whether he sucks or blows. We Floridians aren't exactly enamored with our Senator, either.
UPDATE (06/11/2007 - 12:56 P.M. EST): Hat tip to Lee for drawing my attention to this (link to video here). Dennis Miller mercilessly (and justifiably) rips Reid a new one.