GOP senator who supported background checks goes up in the polls, while another who voted no goes down
Steve Benen has the story HERE:
Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s (R) standing in New Hampshire has seen better days. A week after she sided with the gun lobby and voted to kill expanded background checks, Public Policy Polling found her approval rating dropping to 44%. Though Ayotte isn’t up for re-election until 2016, the poll found that half of her constituents are less likely to support her in the future because of her vote.
On the other hand, there’s Sen. Pat Toomey (R) of Pennsylvania, whose approval rating is going up after cosponsoring the background check killed by his own party.