DL Approval Ratings: No one lives in the Middle but Tom Carper

Filed in National by on April 14, 2015

45% strongly disapprove of Senator Tom Carper’s job performance. An additional 21% somewhat disapprove. Only 31% approve in any way, somewhat or strongly, of the Senator. These are not unexpected numbers. When you play both sides of the aisle, both sides of the aisle will grow to dislike you. The middle ground the Senator seeks to never move from (but if he has to he will move right) is not the place you live at in politics. It’s the place you come to to compromise with those on other side. If you start out in the middle ground, then you have no where to go but to the right.

This is why liberals strongly dislike Tom Carper. And it will probably never change.

Here is the remaining schedule:

Tuesday — Auditor Tom Wagner (R)
Wednesday — Treasurer Ken Simpler (R)
Thursday — Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart (D)
Friday — New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon (D)

Take the poll on the right side of the front page underneath the Vote Tracker sign today to register your opinion of Auditor Tom Wagner. Of course, this is a voluntary internet poll, thus it is not random or scientific and the margin of error would have to be huge. So this is only for fun and not for any real value.

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  1. Mikem2784 says:

    Let’s face it, readers of blog called “Delaware Liberal” are not Carper’s base; he appeals to the “moderates,” who vote based on name recognition and familiarity as well as Republicans who see Carper as the least evil among Democrats. That, combined with the lack of a serious primary challenger to him, has led to tremendous job security wherein he can be disliked by the base of his party but still win overwhelming majorities in his elections.

  2. Geezer says:

    And if you look at the low number of approvals, you’ll see what a non-freeped poll about our other two Congresscritters would look like.