Susan Collins’ Approval Rating Continues to Plummet in New Poll
When Donald Trump was elected President, many Liberals held out hope that Susan Collins would be willing to stand up to him. The Maine senator, while a Republican, had to that point developed a reputation as a moderating voice willing to buck the party line.
And she did at times, voting against Trump’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act. More often that not, though, she has sided with Trump on things like the Brett Kavanaugh nomination and the President’s impeachment trial. According to a new poll from the Bangor Daily News, voters are not happy with her recent choices.
When asked why she was voting to acquit the President in February, she responded, “I hope the President has learned his lesson but we will have to see. It’s important that Congressional oversight will still be there and the President has said he does not like having the fact that he was impeached on his resume.”
The Bangor Daily News reports:
“The poll showed a further drop in approval for Republican Sen. Susan Collins since last fall, from 42 percent to 37 percent, while the share of voters who disapproved of her performance climbed to 52 percent, though her approval rating with Republican voters continued to rise. Independent Sen. Angus King remained popular, with 59 percent of voters approving of his performance.”
Democrats see the Maine seat as a major 2020 target. Collins will be squaring off in 2020 against Democratic candidate Sara Gideon. A poll conducted in March of 2020 showed Gideon with a 4 point lead over the incumbent senator.