Roger Wicker in Solid Shape

Democrats may have lost their last, best chance to take out Roger Wicker when Ronnie Musgrove came up short against him in 2008. Wicker now has some of the best approval numbers of anyone in the Senate and leads basically every big name Democrat left in Mississippi by double digits in hypothetical contests for reelection.

51% of voters approve of the job Wicker’s doing to a paltry 23% who disapprove. That’s the lowest level of disapproval we’ve ever found for an elected Senator with the exception of Ohio freshman Rob Portman who only has a 22% disapproval but also has 53% of voters with no opinion about him just a few months into his tenure. Wicker’s 73/10 approval with Republicans is not in any way unusual but his plurality approval from Democrats at 33/29 certainly is. And he’s on solid ground with independents as well at 46/36.

Public Policy Polling
4/6/11